Judges will be looking for entries which showcase the impact an apprentice has had on the organisation they work for in the financial and business services industry, as well evidence of personal self-development and progression.

Throughout the judging process, judges will be looking for an apprentice who is able to demonstrate a passion for their chosen apprenticeship.

Essential Criteria

  • The apprentice must currently be an Intermediate Apprentice (Level 2), an Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) or be completing a Higher Apprenticeship.
  • The majority of the employer’s business must be based within Bristol or Bath.
  • You must be able to clearly demonstrate your/ the apprentice’s contribution to the workplace.
  • If apprentices are submitting the entry directly, they must be able to provide a 150 word supporting reference from their employer.
  • Your answers should be up to 250 words.


  1. Why should you/your apprentice be the winner of the Outstanding Apprentice of The Year (Financial & Business Services)?
  2. A brief outline of the company the apprentice works for.
  3. An overview of the apprenticeship, role and responsibilities.
  4. Examples of how you/they have had a positive impact within the role.
  5. Why you/they chose the apprenticeship route, and plans for the future.
  6. 150 word supporting reference from employer (if entry has been completed by the apprentice themselves).