Apprentice & Employer of the Year Awards | #AZAwards2024

  Portsmouth Guildhall

 28th Jun 2024

Event summary: Our AZ Awards are back for 2024! The date is set and preparations are underway...

Event details

Our annual AZ Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of our apprentices, employers and PETA staff over the past year. Now in their 3rd year, the AZ Awards have grown to become PETA's biggest event of the year, bringing together over 200 apprentices and employers for a night of celebrating the best of the best.

On Friday 28th June 2024, we will welcome guests to Portsmouth Guildhall for a spectacular evening including a 3-course meal and an inspiring guest speaker.

The AZ Awards are named after our founder, Alex Zemenides, who passed away in 2023. Alex's mission was to fix the skills shortages in the local area, ensuring businesses have the opportunity to develop their current and future workforces through industry standard training programmes.

More than 50 years later, we proudly celebrate the continuation of Alex’s legacy with the AZ Awards alongside our valued partners, who make it possible for us to achieve our vision - to build the next generation of business leaders, technical experts and engineers that put training and career development at the forefront of business prosperity.

Ticket information coming soon.

Awards

Nominations are now open and will close on Thursday 29th February 2024. Shortlisted nominees will be informed and announced in the spring.

Apprentice Awards

Nominated apprentices can be put forward across the 5 categories below via this application form

  • Business Apprentice of the Year
  • ICT Apprentice of the Year
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprentice of the Year
  • Operational/Departmental Apprentice of the Year
  • Engineering Apprentice of the Year
  • Overall Apprentice of the Year (decided from one of the other category winners)

Business Awards

Employers can put themselves forward for the awards below, via this application form.

  • Best Apprenticeship Employer Award (SMEs - up to 250 employees)
  • Best Apprenticeship Employer Award (Corporates - over 250 employees)
  • Rising Star Award (An employee who was previously an apprentice and has progressed and excelled through the organisation)
  • Mentor of the Year Award (An employee who has gone above and beyond to support an apprentice)

PETA Staff Awards

Our PETA Staff Awards are back for 2024! Learners will be able to nominate for the 2 awards below, and the nomination form has been shared with learners in their classes and through their Bud accounts.

  • PETA Trainer of the Year
  • PETA L&D Coach of the Year
Sponsorship

We are thrilled to reveal our highly anticipated Gold and Silver Sponsorship packages. Sponsorship of the event is an opportunity for companies to showcase their commitment to developing the future skills of their workforces.

Packages are now available for purchase, more information below:

Gold Sponsorship Package - £3,000

• 10 seats at a prominent table position
• Pre-reception drinks
• 3-course meal with wine
• 2 complimentary bottles of bubbly
• Invitation to present your sponsored award to the category winner.

Choose from the following:

o Business Apprentice of the Year
o ICT Apprentice of the Year
o Engineering Apprentice of the Year BOOKED
o Operational/Departmental Manager Apprentice of the Year
o Team Leader/Supervisor Apprentice of the Year

• Company branding on sponsored award
• Full-page company profile in the digital event brochure
• Company branded advertising at the event
• CEO ‘Thank You’ during presentation
• Social media promotional material in the lead up to the event

Click here to register for a Gold Sponsorship package.

Silver Sponsorship Package - £1,500

• 5 seats at a prominent table position
• 3-course meal with wine
• 1 complimentary bottle of bubbly
• Invitation to present your sponsored award to the category winner.

Choose from the following:

o Best Apprentice Employer (SME) 
o Best Apprentice Employer (Corporate) - BOOKED
o Rising Star of the Year - BOOKED
o Mentor of the Year BOOKED
o PETA L&D Coach of the Year
o PETA Trainer of the Year

• Company branding on award
• Company logo in the digital event brochure
• Company branded advertising at the event

Click here to register for a Silver Sponsorship package.