Apart from the fantastic prizes (see below), previous Apprentice of the Year entrants have said they've gotten the following out of entering:
- A chance to compare themselves against other apprentices to see how they measure up
- Recognition of their skills, which is valuable for future employment opportunities
- A head start on business skills, through preparing the entry form, being interviewed and undertaking a site visit
- Building confidence in themselves and their skills.
“I wanted the opportunity to get an idea of where I was at compared to my peers. Also, I knew that entering the competition would only make me a better apprentice by putting me to the test and making me work and study harder.” – 2017 Apprentice of the Year Vincent Hubbard