Historic Tom Nevard competition returns after two-year hiatus

The competition showcases the best apprentices the MoD has to offer.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) Tom Nevard Memorial Competition is returning for 2023 in August and it’s a great of example of what you could get up to as an apprentices at the government department. 

The competition, which has taken place each year since 1952 except during the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to be bigger than ever before. 

The week-long competition tests the craftsmanship and creativity of apprentices within the MoD, through team challenges to design and build defence-related products. 

It’s a great opportunity to encourage team working and develop your core competencies, while cultivating engineering flair and ability. 

This year’s Tom Nevard Memorial Competition is taking place from 13 to 18 August and will bring together apprentices from across the MoD. 

This experience is available to all apprentices on a MoD Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) apprenticeship or graduate scheme, which focus on operational delivery, information management and technology, engineering, finance and accounting, project delivery, and corporate services. 

As well as being able to take part in the Tom Nevard Memorial Competition as DE&S apprentice, you’ll also enjoy real rewards for the work you do, with competitive benefits and career progression. 

And this year, for the first time, the competition has been extended to include a small group of engineering and project delivery graduates. 

If you’d like to find out more about a DE&S apprenticeship, visit the department’s dedicated web page. And watch the video below to see highlights from last year’s Tom Nevard Memorial Competition. 

Image source: DE&S 
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