We are delighted to reveal the RateMyApprenticeship Awards 2019 Winners.

Thank you to everyone who nominated - we were blown away by your incredible achievements and outstanding commitment to apprenticeships.

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Celebrating the outstanding achievements of apprentices, schools & colleges, employers and training providers in apprenticeships.












Split into four categories, the apprentice awards recognise the individuals who have gone above and beyond on their apprenticeship or school leaver programme.

Outstanding Intermediate Apprentice (Level 2) 
The winner is completing or has completed an Intermediate or Level 2 equivalent apprenticeship.


Shannon Mitchell, British Airways

Why they won

  • Shannon went above and beyond in her role and made a significant impact on the business, especially in a male dominated environment.

  • She has been a champion in sharing the British Airways Apprenticeship Programmes with the wider community and has supported numerous careers events and schools fairs, promoting apprenticeships, showcasing her programme and sharing her own apprenticeship journey with other young people. 

  • An ambassador for the Flying Start Charity, Shannon visited projects in Cape Town. The team commented on how impressed they were with her passion and can- do attitude, for getting ‘stuck in’ and being such an inspiration to so many of the children and young women they met on the project.


Lowri Jones, Deloitte
Maria Williams, IAG Cargo
Melissa Middleton, Dixons Carphone
Tyler Carr, The Thomas Alleyne Academy

Outstanding Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) 
The winner is completing or has completed an Advanced or Level 3 equivalent apprenticeship.


Abigail Roberts, British Airways

Why they won

  • Abigail is a passionate high performer, who always goes the extra mile for both customers and colleagues. In just over a year Abigail was awarded 15 positive recognitions from management for her performance.

  • She has truly risen to every challenge and made every single day of her apprenticeship count. A supportive, dedicated and respectful team member, emotionally resilient and determined who has always gone out of her way to help colleagues and members of the public. 


Alexandra Brilus, TT Games Studios Limited
Ellen Collins, Pfizer
Luke Thoel, Imperial Commercials
Victor Zommers, Financial Conduct Authority

Outstanding Higher Apprentice (Level 4 or 5) 
The winner is completing or has completed a Higher / Level 4 or 5 equivalent apprenticeship.


Humaid Motala, PwC

Why they won

  • Humaid's motivation and drive to succeed have enabled him to seize opportunities with challenging clients and projects. He's pushed himself outside of his comfort zone to work on high-profile and sensitive projects in London, Yorkshire and the Middle East, often working directly with directors at PwC and from the client.

  • The level of responsibility given to Humaid is extremely high. He's led pivotal reflection and ideation workshops with key clients, delivered interactive presentations in schools across the UK, and taken on challenging tasks in large projects requiring excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.


Aryana Sadeghian, Accenture
Donay Viljoen, Mazars
George Arnall, Siemens
Joshua Beagle, GSK

Outstanding Degree Apprentice (Level 6 or 7)
The winner is completing or has completed a Degree Apprenticeship Level 6 and above equivalent.


Sian Court, Siemens

Why they won

  • Sian has a passion for helping and supporting people and being an apprentice gave her this opportunity. She’s run IT Surgeries, training sessions and drop inS to help users step into the digital world. Sian is a role model and uses her ambassadorships as a platform to encourage others, especially Women, into STEM careers.

  • She also took the initiative to introduce Cyber Security as an audit check on the office and shop floor checks and this helped establish Congleton as a UK benchmark of Cyber Security Levels in a manufacturing environment.


David Thomson, Rolls-Royce
Jordanne Wilson, Savills
Katie Fiddaman, Pearson College London
Matthew Eccles, MBDA



These awards recognise an individual in a school or college who inspires young people with apprenticeships and school leaver opportunities and deserves to be acknowledged for their efforts.

Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships Award
This award celebrates careers advisors and individuals in schools and colleges, as well as independent careers advisors who are championing and inspiring apprenticeships for young people.


Mark Woodward, Bablake

Why they won

  • An advocate for championing apprenticeships, Mark has encouraged his pupils to explore the apprenticeship route as an alternative to university, through insightful workshops, newsletters, presentations from employers, attending employer events and social media.

  • He has made a significant impact at the school by encouraging the senior leadership team and parents to see the value and benefits of doing an apprenticeship. He continues to strive and develop more interest in the post-16/18 apprenticeships arena. 

  • Mark who is passionate about his students and their futures, has also built strong connections with many different employers to allow his students to gain as much information as they need to decide if the apprenticeship route is right for them. His excitement and enthusiasm about apprenticeships can clearly be seen in his day to day work.   


Adele Fox/Lynne Trower, Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College
Jade Wallace, Leyton Sixth Form College
Olivia Symington, Kensington Aldridge Academy
Sam McCarthy, Leyton Sixth Form College

Best Collaboration between a School & Employer
Rewarding the incredible partnerships between schools & employers to help young people understand apprenticeship options.


Therfield School & Unilever

Why they won 

  • The Partnership between Unilever and Therfield has had a real impact on the development and employment prospects for students. It has also helped to spread awareness of early career opportunities at Unilever and has been an excellent way of developing the talent pipeline.

  • Having apprentices join Unilever has enabled new ways of working and thinking as well as an injection of energy and passion to Unilever. The partnership with Therfield has also helped to engage many employees in the Schools Outreach programme.


Bradford Schools & Solenis (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
City & Islington Sixth Form College & Lloyds Banking Group
Girls School Association & Siemens
Roding Valley High School & Hill


The employer awards recognise and reward excellence amongst employers who offer apprenticeships and school leaver opportunities across the UK.

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2019-2020


MOTUS Commercials

Why they won

The Top 100 Employers Table is a truly unique award as it’s based solely on the reviews written by apprentices on 

The company with the highest scoring reviews took home the coveted title for Top Apprenticeship Employer 2019-2020.

View the Top 100 Employers Table →

Regional Awards 2019-2020

Based solely on the reviews on RateMyApprenticeship, the regional awards celebrate the best employers across 12 different regions in the UK. These include:

Central & Greater London

Winner: M&GPrudential
2nd Place: Warner Bros.
3rd Place: EY

East of England  

Winner: BT  
2nd Place: GSK
3rd Place: TUI UK

East Midlands

Winner: Dixons Carphone
2nd Place: Siemens
3rd Place: E.ON

North East

Winner: GSK
2nd Place: Sage
3rd Place: Siemens

Northern Ireland

Winner: Fujitsu
2nd Place: PwC
3rd Place: Deloitte

North West

Winner: BAE Systems
2nd Place: BBC
3rd Place: MAG Airports


Winner: MOTUS Commercials
2nd Place: Pinsent Masons
3rd Place: BAE Systems

South East

Winner: University of Oxford

2nd Place: Softcat
3rd Place: Tech Data

South West

Winner: BMW Group
2nd Place: BT
3rd Place: Network Rail


Winner: GE (General Electric)
2nd Place: JN Bentley
3rd Place: BBC

West Midlands

Winner: The AA
2nd Place: JN Bentley
3rd Place: Mitchells & Butlers

Yorkshire and the Humber  

Winner: Solenis
2nd Place: PwC
3rd Place: BAE Systems


Training Providers have a huge role in the success of apprenticeships. This brand new category rewards those who have delivered exceptional training, voted for by students themselves.

Top 50 Training Providers 2019-2020

New to the market, this award celebrates Training Providers who have gone above and beyond in their delivery of apprenticeship qualifications.

What makes this award unique is that it’s based solely on the reviews of apprentices on The Training Provider that achieved the highest scoring reviews took home the crown of Top Training Provider 2019-2020.


Lifetime Training Group Limited

View the Top 50 Training Providers 2019-2020 table here →