Outstanding Trainee/Apprentice Award

The IST award for ‘Outstanding trainee or apprentice’ acknowledges the exceptional contribution that newly trained technicians are bringing to the technical workforce, and recognises the effort and dedication required to successfully qualify.

This award category is open to people who are currently in a technical apprenticeship or trainee role, or have participated in such a scheme in the last 12 months.


The best nominee, as selected by the IST’s Awards Panel, will receive:

    • 1 year’s IST membership
    • Certificate of Achievement

How to Enter

Nominations should be made by the candidate’s line manager, training director or senior colleague. Unfortunately, we cannot accept self-nominations at this time.

Tell us how the nominee has built up knowledge and skills, how they have used them to further themselves and how they have shone in the workplace. This could include how they worked as part of a team and as an individual, or how they have pushed themselves to gain the qualifications needed to be ready for work.

The nomination case should not exceed 500 words and should be sent to office@istonline.org.uk before 17:00 Friday 30th August.

The Award will be presented at the IST Conference in Birmingham on 18th September 2019, and the Award winner will need be available to attend the event.

You have the opportunity to nominate one of your trainees or apprentices. It’s your chance to gain recognition for their outstanding performance and/or contribution, so don’t delay – get nominating!

Judging Criteria

  • Commitment and dedication
  • Performance and achievement
  • Added value to the employer and/or colleagues

There is no requirement that the nominee be a current member of the IST.

The IST will convene the Awards Panel and the decision of the Panel is final.