How to enter
Entries for 2023 are now closed but you can register to be notified when entries open for next year's 2023 rankings.
The entry process for the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers and Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers has been designed to be as simple and straightforward for apprenticeship employers to complete.
Employers are asked for details of apprentices who have started a new apprenticeship in the past 12 months, the diversity of these apprentices, and the number of apprentices who successfully achieved an apprenticeship in the last year, by completing all the requirements of their apprenticeship and passing the End-Point Assessment (EPA), versus the number of apprentices who withdrew from an apprenticeship during this period.
Employers also provide details of the total number of employees within their organisation in England, the number of employees who are currently on apprenticeships, and their Companies House registration number.
For larger employers, the Top 100 entry should be made on behalf of the whole organisation, not just one division or business unit, unless these parts of the organisation operate and recruit apprentices entirely separately from each other.
Once the entry has been submitted, employers take part in follow-up data checks by email or telephone to confirm the information provided, and the data is independently verified.
Entries for 2023 opened on Thursday 10th February and closed on Thursday 14th April. The new rankings were announced during a special live broadcast on Thursday 29th June.