Please submit your entry based on the requirements below and where possible provide examples and data. PPMA members can enter a maximum of 3 categories. One entry per category only (you won’t be able to enter multiple categories with the same entry).

All entries to be submitted as a PDF document, 4 sides of A4 maximum, including images.


Each entry must include the following:

1. Company profile

Brief description of approximately 50 words about your company's activities, staff headcount, turnover etc.

2. Summary

A summary of no more than 200 words explaining why your company merits an award.  Achievements described should be related to the impact on your company's financial performance/market share/etc.

3. Entry

Provide a clear explanation of: 1. What the problem/challenge was, 2. What solution/idea you implemented, 3. What the outcome was. Each paragraph must be no more than 500 words (1,500 words in total). Please provide numerical data of your achievement such as: sales figures or financial performance.


IMPORTANT NOTE: We reserve the right to reject entries that do not match the above criteria. The entrant will be notified and he/she will be able to resubmit the entry once this is amended.


Judging criteria for Apprentice of the Year: 

Ability to acquire new skills

Showing initiative and willingness to take on more responsibility

Ability to work as part of a team and leadership potential

Contribution to their employer's success