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ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award 2024

Does your business employ an apprentice who deserves to be recognised? 

For over 45 years, the ECA Edmundson Electrical Award has showcased the very best talent across ECA’s Member businesses.

Established in 1975, the ECA Edmundson Award is widely recognised as being one of the premier training awards across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry. The award aims to recognise outstanding apprentices who not only have good technical skills but are role models for others in the industry.

Sponsored by Edmundson Electrical with the administration and promotion from ECA. 

Entries are now closed.

The award will be presented on Wednesday 18 September at Trinity House, Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DH

Why enter your apprentice?

The award presents a great opportunity to increase the profile of your business within the industry and when your apprentices are recognised as the best in the industry, your business becomes even more attractive as an employer. Plus, even if you don't win, recognition is given to the top three entrants and their employers! 

But don't just take our word for it, hear from 2022 winner Veronica Jennings on why it's a MUST to enter!

Does your apprentice qualify to enter?

This award is only open to apprentices employed by ECA Member businesses. The apprentice must have passed the AM2/AM2S since April 2023, and have completed their apprenticeship. 

All applicants agree to abide by the competition rules of the ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards. 

  1. The ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards 2024 are promoted by The Electrical Contractors’ Association, Rotherwick House, 3 Thomas More Street, London, E1W 1YZ.
  2. The Awards are open to all ECA Members businesses only.
  3. Candidates must have passed their AM2/AM2S since 1st April 2023 and completed their apprenticeship.
  4. The application should be completed online.
  5. Any false information will lead to disqualification.
  6. Past winners of the Awards are not eligible to reapply.
  7. If candidates have ceased employment with the applicant business during the course of the competition, they will be disqualified.
  8. If an ECA Member business is put on the market for sale or goes into administration during the year of the Awards, it is ineligible to participate in that year’s awards.
  9. An independent judging panel will draw up a shortlist for interview based on the quality of the candidates’ applications.
  10. The finalists selected by the judges at interview will be invited to The ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards ceremony and the overall winner will be announced at that event.
  11. If the judges cannot select candidates deemed to be of suitable calibre, no Awards will be made.
  12. The decision of the judges is final.
  13. Publicity for the Awards will be organised by Edmundson Electrical in partnership with ECA and any press release embargoes set by Edmundson Electrical and ECA (or their public relations agency, if applicable) must be adhered to by all participating businesses, winners, and candidates.
  14. Winners will be required to attend and participate in publicity and promotional events and to speak on behalf of their employers, ECA, Edmundson Electrical and the industry.
  15. If a winner does anything that may bring the competition, ECA, Edmundson Electrical or the industry into disrepute, the award may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of ECA and Edmundson Electrical.
  16. The winner will enjoy promotion by ECA and Edmundson Electrical. 

How do you enter?

All you have to do is fill out the application form at the bottom of this page! 

All shortlisted nominees will be contacted to complete a final stage face-to-face interview with our judges. Please ensure your nominee will be available to attend on Wednesday 10 July at ECA's London office - Rotherwick House. 

If you have any questions about entering your apprentice(s) or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your ECA Regional Manager.

What are the prizes?


The BusinessThe Apprentice
  • 1 year BSI subscription (for businesses with turnover below £6.5m)
  • 1 Year Electrical OM Licence*
  • Increased company profile and press coverage
  • 2 x VIP tickets to the ECA Awards 2024
  • £3,000 prize money
  • State of the art toolkit
  • Overseas study tour in Dornbirn, Austria - sponsored by Thorn lighting
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • 2 x VIP tickets to the ECA Awards 2024

Runners Up (x2) 

The BusinessThe Apprentice
  • 1 Year Electrical OM Licence*
  • Increased company profile and press coverage
  • £2,000 prize money
  • State of the art toolkit
  • Certificate of Commendation

*Excludes annual support/update fees and additional add-on modules

Remember: all shortlisted nominees will be asked to complete a final stage face-to-face interview with our judges. Please ensure your nominee will be available to attend on Wednesday 10 July at ECA's London office - Rotherwick House.