Get ready for Building Plymouth Construction Apprentice of the Year awards 2021 and National Apprenticeship Week

Once again it’s almost time to announce the names of the finalists, highly commended and winners of the Building Plymouth Construction Apprentice of the Year awards 2021.


We’ll be announcing the results this Wednesday 10 February, during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week

Whilst we’d usually make the announcement at our annual Jobs Fair event, we’re still taking part in this year’s virtual NAW21 and have a brand-new list of amazing apprenticeships currently available in and around Plymouth to highlight the brilliant opportunities available across a wide selection of industries to people of any age seeking to start their career as an apprentice.

Celebrating our local apprentices

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.

There are two overall winners in the Building Plymouth awards – a Trade Construction Apprentice of the Year and a 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 within construction and the built environment in Plymouth.

Celebrating Construction and Manufacturing

On Wednesday 10 February we’ll also be announcing the finalists, highly commended and winners of the Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group (PMG) Apprenticeship awards too, as we join with them once again to celebrate the contribution apprentices are making to Plymouth’s growing industries.
If you’d like to join the event please email Charlotte.Smith@plymouth.gov.uk who will be able to share the MS Teams link with you.

Plymouth – a growing city of opportunities for apprentices

If you are thinking of starting your career with an apprenticeship, take a look at the latest apprenticeship bulletin for Plymouth, compiled this month. You’ll get a greater understanding of what’s out there from construction through to healthcare, and across all levels of qualification including higher education.

Don’t forget apprenticeships are open to everyone over 16 and there’s no upper age limit. And when you take up an apprenticeship, you can earn while you learn as you build your experience – so launch your career here!

Start your apprenticeship search here >> Apprenticeship Opportunity Bulletin Feb 2021_SkillsLaunchpadPlymouth.pdf

Watch our 2020 Apprenticeship Job Fair video