Brathay Apprentice Challenge open for team nominations

Top trainees are being invited to apply for a national competition to find the apprentice team of the year.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2016, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, has opened nominations for the annual event.


Comprehensive challenges

To win the challenge, teams of nine undertake a series of work-related tasks to develop and showcase teambuilding, communications and logistical skills. Through the competition, employers are able to demonstrate effective engagement with young people, promoting the benefits of apprenticeships.

Teams can comprise members from a single employer, a group of businesses, a training provider or college, or from a common industry.

Last year’s challenge attracted 50 teams of more than 700 apprentices from a range of industries and professions. The entrants got some 100 employers to sign up to take on an apprentice, and took part in 47 community projects.


‘Impressive contribution’

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “The quality of work from the teams that take part in the challenge demonstrates the really impressive contribution that apprentices make to both business and the wider community.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for employers to let their great apprentices shine, so I’d encourage them to put their teams forward and enter today.”

Entry closes on Monday 15 February.