Construction Apprentice of the Year Award 2018

The Leader of Plymouth City Council Ian Bowyer, along with key partners of the Building Plymouth partnership, has officially launched the search to find Plymouth’s Construction Apprentice of the Year 2018.

This annual award known as The Ron Simmonds Construction Apprentice of the Year looks to recognise the importance and value of the construction and built environment for Plymouth and the part that employers and their apprentices play in ‘Building Plymouth.’ Ron Simmonds was a former Alderman and Mayor of the City, and trained as an apprentice bricklayer – this trophy pays tribute to the contribution he has made to Plymouth.

This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace, and recognise their commitment to the Apprenticeship experience.

Two overall winners will be recognised in 2018 – a Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year and a Technical Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Open to nominations of Plymouth residents (with home post codes within the Plymouth City Council boundary), employed within the local construction and built environment sector who are working towards an Apprenticeship Programme (any level or specialism), or who have completed an Apprenticeship during the calendar year 2017. There are no age restrictions. Download our nomination form to enter.

How to enter:
- Complete the nomination form (please note the word count) and submit electronically to
- The closing date for entries – 5pm on 26 January 2018
- The Awards will be presented by the City Leader to the winner at the Building Plymouth Apprenticeship Jobs Fair on Saturday 10 March 2018