Building Plymouth Construction Apprentice of the Year Awards 2022 are OPEN

Building Plymouth Partnership announces the launch of the Construction Apprentice of the Year awards 2022!

We are proud to announce that we have officially launched the search to find Plymouth’s Trade and Technical Construction Apprentices of the Year 2022.

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.

The Building Plymouth award categories

We’re looking to recognise two overall winners once again this year – a Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year and a Technical Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Last year’s winners were Sophie Graham, the overall winner of the Ron Simmonds Construction Trade Apprentice of the Year 2021 and Tommy Burr, the Building Plymouth Construction Technical Apprentice of the Year. Sophie and Tommy are pictured above.

Building Plymouth Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year

The trade trophy pays tribute to Ron Simmonds, a former Alderman and Mayor of the City, who trained as an apprentice bricklayer, and the contribution he made to Plymouth.

Building Plymouth Technical Construction Apprentice of the Year

The technical shield was added in 2017 to celebrate the technical and higher level apprentices within construction and the built
environment in Plymouth.

Get your nominations in!

Nominations are open to 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 2021. There are no age restrictions.

How to enter the Building Plymouth Construction Apprentice of the Year awards

Please complete the “Construction Apprentice of the Year Nomination Form 2022” (please note the word count) and submit electronically to
You can download a copy of the entry form here Construction_Apprentice_of_the_Year_NominationForm2022.docx
The closing date for entries is midday on Tuesday 7 December 2021
The awards will be presented to the winners during National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Good luck to all of this year’s nominees!