Employer Nominations

Nominations are NOW OPEN.

Submit your nomination

Anyone can nominate an employer including Apprentices, their family members, colleagues and employers often nominate themselves.

The 2021 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards will recognise employers across two categories:

  • SME Employer of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year

How to nominate

To nominate, complete our simple nomination form via the link below. You will be asked to provide 500-words to explain why your nominee should win the award with judges looking for examples of the following:

  • Details of how the apprenticeship programme has benefited the business. This should include tangible benefits e.g. improved efficiency, product quality, sales, value added, cost savings.
  • Details of how the apprenticeship programme has benefited learners. This should include examples of how learners have been supported with their academic studies and demonstrate that they have been given good levels of responsibility, opportunities to develop their skills, experience and on a personal level.
  • Why you think this apprenticeship programme should win and why you think it is an example for other employers to follow.

It is not possible to save drafts of your nomination. We recommend you draft your 500-words before completing the nomination form.

Submit your nomination


Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 02 August.

Who is eligible for nomination?

Eligibilty criteria has been extended for the 2021 event so that any employer or apprentice who missed out in 2020 is eligible for nomination.

The Awards are free to enter and open to anyone who has taken part in or provided apprenticeship training since 21 June 2019, regardless of their training provider. The business's head office or main business premises should be based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

If a business is sponsoring a category they will only judge nominations in categories where no representatives from their business have been nominated.

Download the event terms and conditions

If you have any queries about the nomination process please contact nominations@truro-penwith.ac.uk or call 01872 305500.