More about the Glasgow
Modern Apprentice Awards
apprenticeship system was first established and maintained in the
City in medieval times by the 14 historic Craft Guilds, which
united to form the Trades House of Glasgow in 1605. The goal then
was to ensure high quality workmanship and customer
The Trades House of Glasgow Modern
Apprentice Award has been running since 2006. It aims to encourage
those embarking on Modern Apprenticeships to become proficient in
their chosen vocation. The competition is open to those working
towards a Scottish Modern Apprenticeship or who have been
certificated no earlier than 1st May 2016, employed by any employer in
Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
winner will be chosen from one of six finalists and presented with
an inscribed trophy, which will remain on display in the Trades
Hall, home to the Trades House of Glasgow. They will also receive
an inscribed replica of the trophy and a cash prize of £1,000 for
study. A second prize of £500 and a third of £250 will also be
awarded. Each finalist will receive a certificate of
The closing date for entries is
21st April 2017 and an Award
Ceremony will be held in the Trades Hall of Glasgow on the evening
of Tuesday 6th June
and runners up in recent years have included a wide range of
professions: painter and decorator, electrical engineer, joiner,
hotel night manager, chef and a mechanical engineer. Apprentices in
professions like pharmacy and administration have also featured
among award winners.
panel assesses the candidates against criteria - capability,
commitment, community engagement, overcoming difficulties, and the
overall quality of the application.
A video is
produced to showcase the work of the finalists. It also plays an
important part in the judging process. The video can be viewed on
the Trades House YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/hAqcv8s8QuQ.
For further information,
please contact Nicola Drennan at The Trades House of Glasgow on
0141 553 1605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
click here for an application pack
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