Apprenticeship Community Challenge

For more information on the Challenge please refer to the Factsheet.

Apprenticeship Community Challenge- Ayrshire 2020

Now in its 17th year, the Apprenticeship Community Challenge - Ayrshire will be launched in February 2020. Companies across Ayrshire are invited to put forward individuals or a team of Apprentices (1 or more) to come up with a project that will benefit the local community.

The timeline for the Challenge this year will be as follows:

24th February 2020 - Launch of the Apprenticeship Community Challenge - Ayrshire

6th March 2020 - Registration deadline

14th August 2020 - Completion of challenge and deadline for portfolio submissions

September 2020 - Free Presentations Workshop offered to apprentices

October 2020 - Finale event (During Ayrshire Business Week)

To register please read our PR Guidelines and complete the Registration Form and return to by 6th March 2020

For more information on the Challenge please refer to the FAQs or contact Gillian Longmuir.

The winners of the Apprenticeship Community Challenge - Ayrshire 2019 were:

  • Greatest Community Impact: SAS International
  • Most Impact on Apprentice learning: Wallace McDowall  
  • Best Presentation: Ashleigh Building


SAS International were announced as the Overall Winner at the Ayrshire Business Awards on Friday 11th October.

This year has been one of the biggest and toughest challenges to judge with 8 teams making it through to the semi-final. The judges were blown away with the level of skill, professionalism and innovation that the apprentices showcased through their work. We are delighted as a Chamber to facilitate this Challenge as it works hand in hand with our Developing the Young Workforce Initiative. We thank all of the teams and their management for taking part; AMP Control, Collins Aerospace, DSM, James Frew Ltd, Spirit Aerosystems and of course our finalists.’ Val Russell CEO Ayrshire Chamber.

With thanks to Skills Development Scotland, Munro Architects and Indigo Black for their support in judging.