The search is on to find the nation's top apprenticeship employers as the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) launches its sixth annual Apprenticeship Awards.
Employers of all sizes and from all sectors, including IT, are being encouraged to enter.
Now in their sixth year, the LSC's national Apprenticeship Awards are designed to recognise employers who are successfully using apprenticeships to improve business performance.
Last year's Apprenticeship Awards saw success for employers of apprentices in the IT sector, with BT highly commended in the large business category.
Leeds-based Complete Computer Systems and Lincoln-based Forum Computers were also both highly commended in the micro employer category.
The Apprenticeship Awards will be held on 16 July 2009 at Billingsgate in London