Modern Apprentice of the Year – 2016

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For the past 4 years, the Microsoft Modern Apprentice of the Year Awards have recognised the importance of Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) to Scotland's economy - not least through delivering on our pledge to recruit 2016 MAs by 2016.

We believe that the right Apprenticeship can define a career and that this in-work contribution to the employer should also be recognised. For that reason, in 2016, there will be an increased quota of 5 awards in the following categories:

  • Support (i.e. Helpdesk, Cloud/Server Admin, 1st/ 2nd Line Support, Network Support)
  • Development (i.e. Software/ Web/ Applications Developer/ Programmer)
  • Sales - (i.e. IT/Technical Telesales, Sales Support, Account Manager)
  • Digital Marketing (i.e. Social Media Exec, Digital Marketing Assistant, Campaign Executive)
  • Business Management (i.e. Business/ Ops Admin, Office Administrator/Manager)

Nominations for Modern Apprentice of the Year 2016 open on March 14 and close on June 3 - with shortlisted candidates, training providers and employers invited to a reception at Holyrood where winners will be announced and awards presented. Details of the event will be communicated after nominations close.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your success over the past year, as well as an opportunity to network with other candidates, employers and media organisations from all across Scotland.

So...whether you are an employer or a candidate, you can make your nomination here or for any further questions, please see our FAQ page.

Modern Apprentice of the Year 2015 - Daniel Morrison, last year's winner, describes his own career journey and what becoming Modern Apprentice of the Year meant to him. Download his case study here

Making your nomination

Once you begin making your nomination, you cannot quit and return later. For this reason, so you may wish to consider your answers first - here are the questions you will be asked:

1 - Which category are you nominating?

(i.e. Software Development)

2 - The name of the person you are nominating, their employer and the training provider.

(e.g. 'Harry Smith, Microsoft, IT Skillsman')

3 - In 100 words or less, please tell us why you are nominating this particular person?

(i.e., what qualities/strengths/talents has the apprentice brought to the business)

4 - Please detail the main ways this person has contributed in the category

(NB: Use 150 words or less)

5 - Please give one example of a task or project that this person was responsible for, how they fulfilled it and what impact that has had on the business?

(NB - Use 100 words or less)

6 - Please list any other ways this nominee or their employer has contributed to this award

(NB - Use 100 words or less)

7 - How would you prefer to be contacted?

(enter name/phone/email)

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