National Apprenticeship Week has concluded with the announcement of the launch of the 2024 Apprenticeship Awards, which is now open for nominations.

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Worcestershire County Council made the announcement after a week of promoting what apprenticeships can offer for individuals and employers.

In a joint project with the county's training providers, efforts were made to "debunk" misconceptions about apprenticeships through a series of videos.


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Furthermore, the platform used the week to broadcast new video case studies, interviews with apprentices on various levels, as well as a podcast episode aimed at parents and carers to help them with queries around apprenticeships.

In 2024, the Worcestershire Apprenticeships programme marks a milestone with its 10th anniversary.

The organization was established in 2014, and has worked to promote apprenticeships through the annual Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards.

Nominations for the awards can be made by apprentices, employers, schools and training organisations based in Worcestershire using the online nomination process until the deadline on Friday, July 19.

Nominees will receive awards in 10 categories, acknowledging intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level apprentices, along with employers of different sizes.

Additionally, recognitions for best school, training provider and Apprentice Ambassador will be given.

Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "Following a tremendously successful National Apprenticeship Week, I am thrilled to announce the return of the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards for 2024.

"I urge all Worcestershire apprentices, employers, training providers, schools, and apprenticeship ambassadors to submit their entries."

Councillor Marc Bayliss, the cabinet member responsible for economy, infrastructure, and skills, and Conservative nominee for Worcester at the upcoming General Election, said: "National Apprenticeship Week was a wonderful celebration of the collective efforts driving the success of apprenticeships, and I was delighted to witness such strong local support.

"The launch of the 2024 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards is a fitting conclusion to the week, allowing us to continue acknowledging the remarkable individuals and organisations shaping the landscape of apprenticeships in Worcestershire."

Nominations for the awards can be made on the Worcestershire Apprenticeships webpage at

For more details on the conversation surrounding the awards, follow the #WorcsApprentice hashtag and the @WorcsApprentice account on social media platforms.