Plymouth’s Construction Apprentice of the Year Awards are OPEN!!

The Building Plymouth partnership has officially launched the search to find Plymouth’s Trade and Technical Construction Apprentices of the Year.

These annual awards recognise the importance of the construction and built environment industry for Plymouth and the part that employers’ and their apprentices play in ‘Building Plymouth’. The awards also seek to acknowledge the apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace and appreciate their commitment to the apprenticeship experience.

Held in collaboration with the Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group, the awards ceremony will be held on 8 February 2024 at Market Hall during National Apprenticeship Week and will see two overall construction winners recognised – The Ron Simmonds Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year and Building Plymouth Technical Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Ron Simmonds was a former Alderman and Mayor of the City, and trained as an apprentice bricklayer – the trade trophy pays tribute to the contribution he has made to Plymouth. The technical shield was added in 2017 to celebrate the technical and higher-level apprentices working within construction and the built environment in Plymouth.

Nominations are open to both Plymouth residents (with home post codes within the Plymouth City Council boundary) and to those local apprentices who can evidence that they work in a regular Plymouth location (even if they live outside the Plymouth City Council boundary.) The nominees must be 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 2023. There are no age restrictions.

How to enter: Complete the “Construction Apprentice of the Year Nomination Form” Construction_Apprentice_of_the_Year_NominationForm.docx (please note the word count) and submit electronically to

Information on completing the form can be found here: Construction Apprentice of the Year Nomination Information.docx

Here are some slides from the webinar that we ran to give some hints and tips on what makes a good nomination entry Building Plymouth Nominations Webinar.pdf

The closing date for entries – 5pm Monday 11 December 2023.

The Awards will be presented on Thursday 8 February 2024 as part of National Apprenticeship Week, held at Market Hall