UKAEA team wins Brathay Apprentice Challenge

A team from the UK Atomic Energy Agency has been crowned Apprentice Team of the Year following a grueling five month challenge involving teams from some of the leading training providers in the UK.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge chose the UKAEA team as its winner based on its successful deployment of logistical, team building and communications skills while delivering a community project that involved volunteering with the Helen and Douglas House Hospice as well as taking part in a £35,000 fundraising drive.

Last year the competition was jointly won by apprentices from Sellafield and Dale Power UK.

The UKAEA team just pipped other teams from a range of well known organisations, including HMRC Digital Newcastle (who came second), and HSBC (third). Teams from Apprenticeships Norfolk Network, Hampshire County Council, HMRC Surge and Rapid Repsonse, IBM and QinetiQ also competed in the National Finals.


‘A huge achievement’

Stephen Hall, Apprenticeship Training Manager at UKAEA welcomed the victory, and said, “Apprenticeships are a vital part of our organisation and to see our apprentices being crowned apprentice team of the year makes us all very proud. This is a huge achievement for both our organisation and the individuals involved.”

Meanwhile, Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive of Brathay Trust, said, “UKAEA are a great example of how offering an enhanced apprenticeship experience can benefit both apprentices and their organisations. All of the apprentices that have taken part this year have gained teambuilding, leadership, logistical and communication skills.  It has been a pleasure to host the Brathay Apprentice Challenge and watch these apprentices develop into outstanding employees with a national audience.

“With the huge amount of participants this year, the country’s employers are proving they are committed to apprenticeships and their apprentices