Welcome to the Challenge!
The Brathay Apprentice Challenge has seen over 650 apprentices from across 75 organisations enter, from organisations of all sizes, and from colleges and training providers. We are happy to welcome the following teams to this year's Challenge:
BMW Group Academy
Brighton and Hove City Council
Dale Power Solutions Ltd
Derwent Training Association - NYEngApps
Enterprise M3 Apprentice Ambassador Network
EON UK Ltd
Ford & Slater Ltd
GKN Aerospace Filton
Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education
IBM United Kingdom Ltd
Kirklees College PMC
Liebherr Sunderland Works
Nottingham City Homes
Plymouth City Council
QinetiQ Apprentice Training School
Redrow Homes South West
Severn Trent Water
Surrey County Council
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Yorkshire Coast Homes
What is the Brathay Apprentice Challenge?
The Brathay Apprentice Challenge (#BAC17) is the search for the apprentice team of the year, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.
To win the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, teams undertake a series of exciting and interactive work-related challenges to develop new skills and showcase their employer by engaging with young people and businesses to promote the benefits of apprenticeships. The challenges are designed to ensure that the teams demonstrate their team building, leadership, logistical and communications abilities.
Evidence from the last five years demonstrates that employers and training providers see significant benefits:
- Apprentices gain team building, leadership, logistical and communications skills and have an enhanced apprenticeship experience. Apprentices also benefit by becoming more confident, more aware of their own capabilities and ultimately more employable.
- Improved skills among the apprentice teams and increased local profile of their organisations through positive Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities and media coverage.
- Additional business networking opportunities and engagement with local government officials.
- Important information about the benefits of apprenticeships delivered directly by apprentices to schools, employers and local communities.
Apprenticeships are a vital part of our organisation and to see our apprentices being crowned apprentice team of the year make us all very proud. Entering the Challenge has benefited our business enormously, not only for raising the profile of apprenticeships, but for providing opportunities for leadership, teambuilding, communications and increasing self-confidence; all vital skills for high performing businesses and apprentices