The School Leaver Awards 2018 is one of the largest awards in the school leaver market. In their sixth year, they celebrate the very best in apprenticeships and other options for school and college leavers. We had over 140 entrants in 2017 – it's a great way to get recognition for your agency.  

How can agencies get involved in the School Leaver Awards 2018?

  • Have the opportunity to win Agency of the Year in the fastest growing part of the early careers market
  • Nominate clients with more than five apprentices to enter 
  • Feature in the Top 10 agencies of 2018 for apprenticeships and early careers recruitment advertising

How does it work?


Email your employer partners about the awards and also nominate your agency 

Let’s start at the very beginning. The first step in becoming an award-winning company is to enter the awards. Simply fill out the entry form for your client and the awards team will send you confirmation of registration. Then fill out the correct forms to nominate your agency, found at the bottom of this page. 


Drop out the surveys

Once you are registered, the events team will send over your login details from 1 December. Send these login details to your clients who can send them to their apprentices and school leavers who can anonymously login and complete the survey. Once the apprentice or school leaver logs in they will be able to read the instructions on how to fill out the survey.


Finalists are announced

The vast majority of the awards are based on the apprentice surveys, however, there are a small number of awards based on judging panels. You can nominate yourself or the organisation you represent. In order to nominate yourself please visit the nominations page to select the awards you would like to nominate yourself for and to read the requirements for each award.


Awards night

Entries for the Awards close on 30 March. We will announce the finalists on 15 April and the awards will be held on the evening of Thursday 17 May 2018, that's when you can get your glad rags ready for the biggest night in the school leaver calendar!


Post-Awards promotion

The biggest and most exciting night in the school leaver calendar. It's a night to relax with more than 250 of your peers and recognise the best in the industry, while you enjoy an exquisite three-course dinner plus celebrity entertainment at one of the nation's top venues. And, of course, it's where we reveal the Top 100 Employers for School Leavers

You might be wondering...

What are the benefits?

  • Potentially win a prestigious award for your agency
  • Use the entrant and winners badges on your marketing material
  • Feature in a nationwide PR campaign with a reach of over one million
  • Come to the biggest party in the school leaver market

Ready to nominate yourselves and your clients?

Now you know how it all works, the only thing left to do is to enter the awards today by registering. Remember the awards are free to enter, so what do you have to lose? You have to be in it to win it!