Organiser: The City of Coventry's Freeman's Guild
Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 7:30pm to 11:30pm
St Mary's Hall
How should the user apply: External Link

The City of Coventry Freeman’s Guild has great pleasure in announcing that once again it is looking for outstanding young people to honour in its Apprentice of the Year Awards 2018. 

The purpose of the Guild Awards is to celebrate the achievements of local young people who are either apprentices or trainees and who are currently undertaking a contracted training programme linked to a recognised career path. 

Nominees do not have to be in the final year of their apprenticeship/training scheme.

This year we are looking for two Apprentices of the Year – one in the small/medium employer category (up to 200 employees), and one in the large employer category (over 200 employees).

There will be a maximum of three finalists for each award who will be selected from the total number of applications submitted to the Guild by the closing date of Monday 3rd December 2018.

The finalists will then be invited to meet a panel of judges on Tuesday 15th January 2019 who will select the apprentices who in their opinion qualify for the titles of Apprentice of the Year 2012. 

In addition, the judges have the option to award The Endeavour Award to a candidate they consider has overcome some considerable difficulty in their life and/or has gone the extra mile to help others.

The Awards dinner will be held in St Mary’s Hall on Tuesday 29th January 2019 when the winners of this year’s competition will be announced, and awards will be presented by the Lord Mayor of Coventry.

The Apprentices of the Year will each receive a cheque for £1000 plus a trophy.

In addition the companies/organisations that sponsor the winners and the training providers will also receive a trophy.

The Endeavour Award winner and remaining finalists will receive a trophy and a cheque for £100.

Further information about the Guild and awards, including downloads for the entry criteria and application form can be found at

We look forward to receiving your applications for these prestigious awards.