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Now in its third year, the Generation Apprenticeship competition celebrates the best teamwork, leadership, creativity and problem-solving skills of Ireland's apprentices.

This year we have introduced a new schools and centres competition and are now calling the student champions of “Green” futures.

Local Heroes - from education to frontline

Generation Apprenticeship competition finalists find novel way of showcasing their skills and boosting National morale.

Click on one of the competitions below to find out more about who can enter, what the challenges are and how to enter.

Joint winners - Shannon

Apprentices Competition

This competition challenges teams of apprentices to design and produce a 3-dimensional letter 'A'  using the materials/equipment/tools of their industry.

Coláiste Eoin

Schools/centres Competition

This competition aims to raise awareness and help students visualise how they can combine careers through apprenticeship with a commitment to sustainable futures.

Inaugural Generation Apprenticeship Employer of the Year awards recognise tradition and innovation

Crowd at the awards ceremony

The inaugural Generation Apprenticeship Employer of the Year awards were announced on 12 December. Nominations were assessed by an independent group which included members of the Apprenticeship Council.

Building and communicating "Green" futures

The competitions aim to highlight the importance and value of apprenticeships as a route to skills development in 21st Century Ireland.


The entries will be assessed by an independent team of judges. The finalists will be showcased at a high profile exhibition and the winning entries announced as part of a glittering awards ceremony.