It’s back again. Every year the Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) conducts training awards to reward and honour the achievements of apprentices, trainees and host employers, associated with our member group training organisations. This year we have included an additional award category.

Key Dates

Nominations close:         5:00 pm Monday, 2 August 2021 AEN WA reserves the right to extend the closing date, if necessary

Finalists announced:       Monday, 30 August 2021

Presentation ceremony:  Friday, 12 November 2021

Details of Presentation Ceremony

Date:             Friday, 12 November 2021

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

           

Nominations and required supporting documentation/information must be lodged online by 5 pm 2 AUGUST 2021. 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 2021 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 2021 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 sponors, 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 2021.

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 2021 AEN WA Awards of Excellence is simple.

  1. Check that you (the nominee/candidate) meet all the general eligibility criteria (as outlined above) for the award category you have selected;
  2. complete the submission form;

then upload

3. A completed application template that includes a biography and addresses the selection criteria for category you have selected.

Click on the Award Category below to download the application template. Click here for a few sample 100 word biography

4. An 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

5. At least one written reference from the candidates GTO, host employer or school.

6. 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.

Size limits are applicable with each upload so please be aware of this when nominating. 512 MB for jpg, jpeg, png files.

LETS GET STARTED – SUBMIT A NOMINATION

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.
Submit a nomination

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)

Submit a nomination

Only one nomination per GTO permitted for Host Employer category.

HOST EMPLOYER

  1. Must have had one apprentice or trainee with host within 2021.

Submit a nomination

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.
Submit a nomination

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

Sponsor – Construction Training Fund

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.
Submit a nomination

SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICE / TRAINEE OF THE YEAR

Sponsor – MEGT

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 2021 that is registered with the WA Apprenticeship Office.
Submit a nomination

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