Apprenticeship Community Challenge

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

Apprenticeship Community Challenge- Ayrshire 2019

Do you employ 1 or more apprentices in Ayrshire? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase their skills?

The challenge asks companies across Ayrshire with 1 or more apprentices to come up with a project that will benefit the local community. All levels of the Apprenticeship Family will be accepted- Foundation, Modern and Graduate.

Apprentices have from February until August to plan, develop and create the project and must submit a portfolio at the end. All teams will then be invited to present to a panel of judges at a semi-final in September. Semi-finalists will then be invited to attend the Ayrshire Business Awards in October for the presentation of the Overall Winner.

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

18th February 2019 - Launch of the Apprenticeship Community Challenge- Ayrshire 2019

8th March 2019 - Registration deadline

16th August 2019 - Completion of challenge and deadline for portfolio submissions

23rd August 2019 - Free Presentations Workshop offered to apprentices

13th September 2019 - Semi Final

11th October 2019 - Overall Final

March 2020 (TBC) - Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge National Final 

To register please read our PR Guidelines and complete the Registration Form and return to by 8th March 2019.

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


The 2 overall winners of last years challenge was, GE Caledonian and Spirit Aerosystems.

The 2 projects were as follows:

  • GE Caledonian
    Designed and manufactured an Interactive STEM Playground at Annbank Primary School.
  • Spirit Aerosystems
    Designed Aviation theme STEM lesson plans to take into local schools.