What is the Brathay Apprentice Challenge?
The Brathay Apprentice Challenge (#BAC16) is the search for the apprentice team of the year, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.
To win the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, teams undertook 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 teambuilding, leadership, logistical and communications abilities.
Evidence from the last four years demonstrates that employers and training providers that enter the Challenge see significant benefits:
- Apprentices gain teambuilding, 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 competing apprentices and increased local profile of their organisations through positive PR and Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities.
- Additional business networking opportunities and engagement with local government officials.
- Important information about the benefits of apprenticeships is 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