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Wanted: Hamburg's Apprentice of the Year

Each year, Hamburg recognises its best apprentices with an award

Until 23 July, dual trainees are invited to hand in their application for the “Hamburg’s Apprentice of the Year” competition and win prizes endowed with a total of 1,950 euro. To participate, however, it’s not them, but their instructur who will have to nominate them as candidate by submitting an application at the Chamber of Commerce. The application documents can be downloaded at “”: http: //

Tests in August

“Hamburg’s Apprentice of the Year” is a multi-stage competition, hosted jointly be the Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Crafts, and the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and Training. The price honours the quality of dual vocational training and recognises the commitment of the trainees, the training companies, and Hamburg’s vocational schools. From the submissions, a jury will select the top 20 candidates. Under evaluation are the cover letter of the trainees and their instructor, the school reports and the application photo. The finalists will take part in a day-long test day hosted on 18 August by the organiser. The finalists collecting most of the points during the day will win the title “Hamburg Apprentice of the Year 2015” and 1,000 euro in prize money.

Special Price “Inclusion”

In addition to three main prizes, the jury will award for the first time the special prize “inclusion” endowed with 200 euro. It will be granted to a young apprentice with disabilities, who has passed his apprenticeship with great commitment apprenticeship and thus become a role model for others. All winners and runners-up will be announced at the festive award ceremony in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on the evening of 15 September.

Terms and conditions

Launched in 2005, the competition is open to all apprenticeship with their final examinations taken at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce or Chamber of Crafts and working for an employer based Hamburg. The size of the company does not matter. The contest “Hamburg Trainee of the Year” is supported by the Höper Event GmbH, Holsten-Brauerei Hamburg and Lars Brinkmann Eventausstattung GmbH.

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