Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year

This is the Nomination information for the Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Award.  If you would like to put forward a nomination for any of the other categories you will need to download the appropriate form from the NSAN website or ask your Operations Manager.

Who should apply for this category?

Manufacturing Apprentices will be training and working in a number of manufacturing disciplines, such as fitting, CNC machining, fabrication and welding, product or process design, mechanical and electrical engineering, and fluid power.


Manufacturing Apprenticeship Frameworks include:

  • Engineering manufacture (English & Welsh versions)
  • Composite engineering
  • Improving operational performance
  • Metal processing & allied operations

The above information acts as a guide and is not an exhaustive list of Apprenticeship Frameworks for the Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year category.  If you are unsure as to whether your particular Apprenticeship Framework falls under this category and would like further guidance, please contact Liz.hearnden@nsan.co.uk who will be able to assist with your queries.

NB. Previous Awards Finalists cannot reapply for the Awards. Nominees can only be entered into one award category.

Completed Nominations are to be received by Friday 27th October 2017

Nuclear employers are invited to nominate their ‘Apprentice of the Year’ working in the nuclear sector.  It is expected that Employers will continue to utilise their current selection criteria to identify their ‘best’ nuclear sector apprentices. These must be apprentices who have completed, or will complete their apprenticeship framework/standard (NVQ or SVQ + National/Technical Certificate and Core/Key Skills) in the twelve months prior to the 27th October 2017.

The nominations criteria will focus on:

  • Commitment by the apprentice for their own personal development and progression through skills and learning
  • Outstanding contributions where the apprentice has exceeded expectations
  • Examples of achievement
  • Developing a career in the nuclear sector
  • Inspirational qualities

Each Employer nomination should include the following minimum information:

  • Nominee appraisal – to be completed by nominee
  • Nomination endorsement – Employer’s statement
  • Nomination endorsement – Training Provider’s statement

Completed Manufacturing Apprentice Nominations

Please email completed nominations by 5pm Friday 27th October 2017 for shortlisting by the judging panel.

NB: Applications received after this date will not be accepted or included in the selection process.

Manufacturing Apprentice Award to: Alex Bowness, National Skills Academy for Nuclear alex.bowness@nsan.co.uk