Search launched for the top apprentice in Northern Ireland

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The search is on for the 2015 Apprentice of the Year competition.

Nominations are now open for the two award categories of apprentice of the year and the innovation in partnership award (for employers and training suppliers).

These much coveted awards are designed to recognise people involved in apprenticeship training in Northern Ireland, including employers, training suppliers and the apprentices themselves.

For more information or to download nomination forms visit

The closing date for applications is 12pm, Friday, February 27. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Riddell Hall, Queen’s University, on Wednesday, May 20.

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry appealed for apprentices, employers and training partners to enter the competition.