The finalists for apprentice team of the year will be announced at an event held at the House of Commons on 20th May 2015 at 1pm.

Nearly 50 teams, consisting of over 700 apprentices, took part in the regional heats of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge with each team sending representatives to Westminster to hear the announcement.

Over the last three months that teams of nine apprentices have been raising awareness of apprenticeships through visiting schools, speaking to employers and media work. The teams have also undertaken community projects ranging from renovating primary school gardens to constructing stands and rests for disabled athletes and collecting food for the local food bank.

Now in its fourth year, The Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2015 (#BAC15) is the official search fir the apprentice team of the year, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.

The eight teams will now go through to the national finals consisting of further awareness raising activity and fundraising activity. The Challenge culminates in a logistical and teambuilding finale at the Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters from 6th to 8th July 2015.

The apprentice team of the year will be crowned on 8th July.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge offers an enhanced apprenticeship experience that benefits both apprentices and their employers. During the Challenge apprentices learn team building, leadership, communication and logistical skills that they then take back to the workplace. Employers have noted increased skills among competing apprentices and a higher local profile for their organisations through positive CSR opportunities.