Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award

Submit your application for Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award 2023


We are delighted to announce that we have a new addition to our annual awards line-up, and an incredible opportunity for our industry’s apprentices. The Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award will recognise the enthusiasm, innovation and imagination of up-and-coming engineers and manufacturers.

Is there an engineering apprentice in your team who has stood out and deserves recognition? Managers or supervisors are invited to submit an application on their behalf for the Scottish Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award, giving them the opportunity to be recognised for their work, and for our winner the chance to win our award trophy and £1000, presented at the annual awards dinner on May 11th in Glasgow.


The closing date for entries is Friday 10th March 2023



The winner will be invited to attend our Annual Awards Dinner where they will be presented with the trophy.

  • Entry is open to individuals currently enrolled in a recognised apprenticeship
  • Entrants should be employed in the engineering industry based in Scotland
  • Those submitting an application should detail how the apprentice has stood out and/or gone above and beyond within their role and demonstrated enthusiasm, innovation and imagination throughout their programme so far
  • This is an individual award – unfortunately we cannot accept joint applications or group applications


 Reviewing of applications 

  • All applications will be acknowledged via email and then reviewed by our panel of judges
  • Successful candidates (or, the “Shortlist”) will be invited to an interview accompanied by their sponsor where they will make a brief presentation to discuss their experience with the judging panel


Submitting your application 

  • You can download our application form here.
  • The submission deadline is Friday 10th March 2023
  • Applications should be no more than 500 words and can include images to illustrate the application
  • Applications should include relevant information about the candidate and a description of why they deserve the title of Engineering Apprentice of The Year.
  • As the first round of judging will be made on this submission, it is important that you give as much information as possible within the word count available.
  • Upon completion, please send your application by email to who will be in contact further application instructions.


  • Judging will be based solely on the information submitted by the candidate.
  • Decisions reached will be regarded as final after the decisions have been announced.
  • Scottish Engineering reserve the right to publicise entries and will make an appropriate acknowledgment of the entrants and their employers.
  • Our winner will be displayed on our social media platforms and the Scottish Engineering website.

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th March 2023


Download our application form here.