The Apprenticeship Guide launches competition to find its next front cover

The Apprenticeship Guide, the go-to guide for aspiring apprentices across England, has announced the launch of a competition to discover the artist behind its next front cover!

The Guide has been a key source of information and inspiration for individuals embarking on the exciting journey of apprenticeships since 2005. Now, we’re seeking a fresh perspective for our upcoming edition.  

The winning entry will be featured as the front cover of the nineteenth edition. Participants are encouraged to produce an image which suits this year’s theme, ‘What inspires you?’. The competition presents a unique opportunity for budding designers, artists, and creative minds to showcase their talent and contribute to the visual identity of this esteemed publication. 

Key competition details: 

  • Submission deadline: 4.59pm on 22 March 2024 
  • Who can enter: The competition is open to 15- to 18-year-olds attending school in England and currently studying arts, design, or media. 
  • Prize: The winning entry will be featured as the front cover of the next edition of The Apprenticeship Guide. Additionally, the winner will receive a £50 Amazon voucher for personal use, and 10 copies of the Apprenticeship Guide 2025 for their school. 
  • How to enter: Submit your entries on the Apprenticeship Guide website, at  

The printed version of the Guide lands on a desk at every school in England each autumn. It lists every apprenticeship currently approved by the UK government. Moreover, it also includes handy tips for applying to apprenticeships, and regional directories of training providers. 

Boosting portfolios

“We are very excited to invite young people to participate in this competition. Why not let our audience – aspiring apprentices – shape the future of The Apprenticeship Guide? They know what they want best.” said a spokesperson at The Apprenticeship Guide. “The chosen cover will not only be a key feature of the publication but also inspire and guide individuals exploring apprenticeship opportunities.” 

“We have had feedback from schools that apprenticeships are becoming more popular and more competitive every year. We’re hoping this will give the winner’s portfolio a boost for when they apply to future apprenticeship opportunities,” she added. 

For more information about the competition, including entry details and guidelines, please visit our competition page.

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