2020 Generation Apprenticeship Competition

2020 Generation Apprenticeship Competition

The 2020 Generation Apprenticeship competition has been announced for apprentice teams around the country. The winning team in each category will be awarded a cash prize of €1,500, with the runner up teams each awarded €1,000.

Generation Apprenticeship: What is the competition about?

Now in its third year, the Generation Apprenticeship competition celebrates the best teamwork, leadership, creativity and problem-solving skills of Ireland’s apprentices. The competition has two categories in Year 3 to showcase skills across the full spectrum of apprenticeship programmes.

In Category, 1, teams of apprentices are challenged to use the materials, equipment and tools of their industry to design and produce a 6-foot, 3-dimensional A letter that is based on the Generation Apprenticeship brand.

In Category 2, teams of apprentices use the base of a standard three-dimensional A ‘backdrop’ to represent their industry in creative and visual ways.

The first two years of the competition included excellent examples of both categories of entry. Each category will be judged separately by an independent team of judges. Teams in the second category will be assisted in sourcing their 3D backdrop A.


The 2020 competition introduces a sustainability prize, spanning both categories of entries. The inaugural winner of this new prize will demonstrate the value they hold for the planet through their industry. The judges will be seeking evidence of industry innovation in sustainability, presented in a manner that catches the attention of the judges.

The team who have made the greatest use of social media to document their competition journey and promote Generation Apprenticeship will also receive a dedicated award. The finalist entries will be showcased at a high profile exhibition with the winners entries announced as part of a glittering awards ceremony.

Apply Now

All you need to do now is to develop an outline idea and register your interest to enter via the short competition entry form below by 5pm Friday 18 October 2019.

Find out more, and download the application form here.


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