Search for the apprentice team of the year opens

Campaign Collective Members are supporting the Brathay Apprentice Challenge for the sixth year running.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge (#BAC17) is designed to develop and test the teams’ team building, leadership, logistical and communications abilities. Employers of all sizes and training providers are being urged to enter their apprentices in the search for the apprentice team of the year.

The 2016 Challenge was shortlisted for a Charity Times Award and saw over 700 apprentices from 80 teams enter the Challenge from SMEs to large organisations, colleges and training providers

Founder Member of Campaign Collective, Sarah Colombini, said:

The Challenge sees 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 2016 teams spread the word about apprenticeships to young people and employers. They visited nearly 400 schools, careers fairs and youth groups to encourage young people to consider an apprenticeship and recruited over 400 new apprentice employers.

The teams also delivered 45 community projects that benefitted young people ranging from renovation projects to creating volunteering opportunities.

Apprentices from the UK Atomic Energy Authority were named apprentice team of the year 2016 at Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters in June.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon MP said:

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge is a brilliant opportunity for apprentices from all backgrounds to showcase their talents while learning the skills they need to get on the ladder of opportunity to a better future.

It is always fantastic seeing how many top class employers get involved in this Challenge every year. It demonstrates a commitment from business to quality apprenticeships that are essential if we truly want a country that works for everyone.

For more information on the Brathay Apprentice Challenge and to enter a team visit

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