Apprentice of the Year

This category is designed to recognise a hotel employee who is enrolled in an accredited apprenticeship or traineeship. This individual award is judged on the development undertaken by the individual, commitment to their training and the industry, and career aspirations.

To qualify for nomination the employee must be:

  • Undertaking their traineeship or apprenticeship at the time of their nomination
  • Enrolled in an accredited apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Willing to complete a FaceCruit Interview
  • Available for a Zoom Interview
  • Apprenticeships due for completion after May 2024

Documents required for submission at nomination:

  • Nominees resume including current qualifications, training courses attended, awards gained.
  • Headshot of the nominee on a white backdrop or in their work environment. We like to see smiles!
  • Optional extras: A written submission from the employer detailing why this employee is being nominated, accompanying documents such as guest comments, references, articles or certificates.

Judges will be assessing the following points:

  • Self-presentation, personality and professional attitude
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise, interest, involvement and ambitions in the hotel industry
  • Examples of hotel education, formal and informal learning and development
  • Employee portfolio (e.g., photographs, personal job-related awards, depth and breadth of experience etc)
  • Contribution back to the community or industry
  • Diversity in work history and experience