Apprentice Team of the Year finalists announced

brathay trust

The eight Brathay Apprentice Challenge finalists have been announced

The finalists in the hunt for the Apprentice Team of the Year have been announced by Skills Minister Matthew Hancock, following two months of gruelling competition between around 90 teams.

The past two months have seen the teams delivering more than 60 community projects, including renovating derelict community spaces and holding CV drop-in clinics for young people. The teams have also arranged more than 280 school visits to explain how Apprenticeships work.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge tests non-mechanical work skills and apprentices’ personal attributes. The challenge is supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.

The eight Brathay Apprentice Challenge finalists are:

  • BCTS, a team of apprentices from small businesses across Norfolk, trained by Broadland Council Training Services
  • Burnley Borough Council
  • Cobham(aerospace firm and the 2012 winners)
  • East Midlands Housing
  • Innovia Films
  • Norse Group
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Unilever

The finalists will go on to promote further fundraising and awareness activities, before the challenge culminates in a series of team building tests, logistical challenges and physical competition at Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters.

Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, said: “The apprentices taking part in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge have shown a huge amount of ambition, dedication and commitment and have demonstrated how apprentices deliver for their employers’ day-in, day-out. The finalists are an inspiration to any young person considering an Apprenticeship.”