Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today launched the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022 (NIAA2022).

The NIAA2022 will recognise excellence in apprenticeships and culminate in a special awards ceremony on Wednesday 9th February 2022 – one of the highlight events during Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 2022 (NIAW2022), which will run from 7 to 11 February 2022.  Please see the attached leaflet: Leaflet 13 A4 (FinalTagged)

Applications are now open for the four award categories:

  • Apprentice of the Year (Levels 2-3);
  • Higher Level Apprentice of the Year (Level 4+);
  • Large Employer Award (employers with more than 250 employees); and
  • Small Medium Enterprises Award (employers with fewer than 250 employees).

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29th October 2021.

Full details on application criteria for each of the awards and how to apply are available on the Department’s website at :

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022 | Department for the Economy (

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