Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

News 28/08/2017

European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards - Send nominations now!

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Awards are open for nominations until 2 October 2017. Apprenticeships provide excellent opportunities for young people to bridge the transition from school to work, while contributing to a better skills match for employers.

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen handing over the award to the company Petronor during the 2016 award ceremony


The aim is to identify candidates and showcase outstanding achievements in three categories:

  • Companies:
    • Big Enterprises
    • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Apprentices
  • Practitioners in apprenticeships:
    • Teachers
    • Trainers

Anyone with an interest in apprenticeships can recommend candidates in those categories until 2 October 2017 by going to the European Alliance for Apprenticeships Awards page. Before submitting your recommendation, please carefully read the background document containing the rules and other useful information on the EAfA Awards.


In 2016, Petronor was the EAFA award winner in the category 'company'. In September 2017, a delegation from the European Alliance for Apprenticeships will be visiting the company in Spain to see their engagement on apprenticeships.

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