Home » 2024 AWARDS For EXCELLENCE – OPENED 1 July

Every year, the Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) proudly conducts the Training Awards to celebrate and honour the remarkable achievements of our apprentices and trainees. These awards also recognise the invaluable support of our host employers who play a crucial role in our Network’s success.

We invite you to nominate your exceptional apprentices and trainees for this year’s awards. By participating, you not only elevate the status of your Group Training Organisation (GTO) with host employers but also enhance your reputation within the broader community.

Why Nominate?

  • Recognition: Shine a spotlight on the hard work and dedication of your apprentices and trainees.
  • Prestige: Boost the profile of your GTOs and host employers.
  • Community Impact: Showcase the positive contributions of vocational training to our community.
KEY DATES

Details of Presentation Ceremony

Date:             Friday, 18 October 2024

Where:          Burswood On Swan Venue1 Camfield Drive, Burswood

Time:             6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event:           Cocktail – with canapés, beverages and cabaret music

Dress code:  Cocktail / Business attire

Sponsors and Awards Partners

   

Nominations and required supporting documentation/information must be lodged online by 5 pm FRIDAY, 16 AUGUST 2024.

AEN WA reserves the right to extend the nomination closing date if necessary.

Selection Process

A panel of judges will be appointed by AEN WA to assess the applications based on the information submitted against the criteria. Interviews may be held if necessary, however, the judges, in making their decisions will place a strong reliance on the quality of the written application. By entering the awards, candidates agree to abide by the decision of the judging panel and submit no appeals against the panel’s decisions.  

Privacy Notice

The information provided by the nominee/candidate in this entry form, will be used by the AEN WA for the purpose of administration, judging and general communication in regard to the 2024 AEN WA Training Awards. Provision of this information is essential to determine your eligibility for considerations of an Award. Information will be stored securely.

If all or any of the required information is not provided, then AEN WA may deem the application incomplete and may consider the nominee/candidate ineligible for entry in the AEN WA Training Awards.

Talent Release

By entering the awards, finalists and winners agree to their profiles, training details, images and videos taken of them, to be used for promotional purposes in print and online media by AEN WA, our event and award sponsors and partners.

General Eligibility Criteria

Up to 2 nominations per category permitted per GTO except for Host Employer category – where only one nomination is permitted.

Nominees / Candidates for:

Apprentice; Trainee; Woman in Building and Construction Industry; School Based; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; of the year award categories

  1. May only be nominated by their Group Training Organisation, who must be a non associate financial member of AEN WA at the time the nomination is received.

  2. Must be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia.
  3. Have a training contract registered with the WA Apprenticeship Office as an apprentice or trainee; and
  4. On the application closing date, applicants must be employed under a training contract that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to their award category or have completed their training contract on or after 30 June 2024.

Host Employers:

  1. May only be nominated by their Group Training Organisation, who must be a non associate financial member of AEN WA at the time the nomination is received.
How to Nominate

Entering the AEN WA Awards of Excellence is simple.

  1. Identify your stand out apprentices and trainees. Check that they meet all the general eligibility criteria for the selected award category.
  2. Complete the nomination form.
  3. Submit the nomination attaching the following:
  •  A completed application template that includes a biography and addresses the selection criteria for the selected category. Click on the Award Category below to download the application template. Click here for a few sample 100 word biography
  • Image of the nominee / candidate or host logo for host employers. The image of nominees / candidates must be of quality and will be used on the awards night if selected as a finalist. We would like a portrait shot (head and shoulders) of the candidate. For a sample image of what is required click here
  • At least one written reference from the candidates GTO, host employer or school.
  • Other supporting documents including (but not mandatory) e.g. awards, statement of attainment, qualifications.

All award nominations must be submitted online via this website. No email or paper based nominations will be accepted.

There is a 2 MB size limits applicable for each upload so please be aware of this when nominating. (2 MB for jpg, jpeg, png files)

Let’s come together to celebrate excellence and make this year’s Training Awards the best yet!

Sponsor

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

The nominee / candidate must meet all the general eligibility criteria (as listed above) and in addition:

  • Not still be enrolled at school.
Nominations OPEN 1 JULY

Sponsor

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER APPRENTICE / TRAINEE OF THE YEAR

Sponsor – Warrikal

The nominee / candidate must meet all the general eligibility criteria (as listed above) and in addition:

  1. Be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  2. Not still be enrolled at school.

At the discretion of the Group Training Organisation, nominees /candidates for this award may also be nominated for the apprentice or trainee of the year awards. (NB there are some minor differences with the apprentice and trainee criteria for this award category)

Nominations OPEN 1 JULY

Sponsor

Only one nomination per GTO permitted for Host Employer category.

HOST EMPLOYER

  1. Must have had one apprentice or trainee with host within 2023.

Nominations OPEN 1 JULY

Sponsor

TRAINEE OF THE YEAR 

Sponsor – Apprenticeship Support Australia

The nominee / candidate must meet all the general eligibility criteria (as listed above) and in addition:

  • Not still be enrolled at school.
Nominations OPEN 1 JULY

Sponsor

WOMAN IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY APPRENTICE / TRAINEE OF THE YEAR

The nominee / candidate must meet all the general eligibility criteria (as listed above) and in addition:

  1. Must be a female Apprentice or Trainee working in the building and construction industry; and

  2. Not still be enrolled at school.
Nominations OPEN 1 JULY

Sponsor

SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICE / TRAINEE OF THE YEAR

The nominee / candidate must meet all the general eligibility criteria (as listed above) and in addition:

  1. Must be attending a registered school in WA; and
  2. Be completing a school-based traineeship or apprenticeship in 2023 that is registered with the WA Apprenticeship Office.
Nominations OPEN 1 JULY

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL GTOs – Do not leave it to the apprentice or trainee to complete the nomination online. I strongly urge field staff to assist in the nomination process to ensure all the criteria is addressed and that judges best understand why this individual has been nominated. 

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For all enquiries and questions about the awards, please contact:

Irene Walker
Executive Officer
Apprentice Employment Network WA

P: 0412 183 776
E: eo@aenwa.com.au