Sir Edward Youde Memorial
Outstanding Apprentice Awards

History and Aim

The award scheme, which was set up in 2001, aims at giving recognition and encouragement to young people who seek to pursue their development potential by undertaking a course of technical training and a period of apprenticeship in certain trades under the Apprenticeship Ordinance, Chapter 47 of the Laws of Hong Kong.

Number of Awards

For 2021/22, awards are granted to four outstanding apprentices - two at the craft level and two at the technician level who complete their period of apprenticeship at one of these levels.

Value of Awards

The value of each award for 2021/22 is HK$5,000.


Candidates should:
  1. be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) with right of abode or Hong Kong residents with the right to land or permitted to stay in Hong Kong without restriction;
  2. be registered apprentices and complete their apprenticeship during the year;
  3. be fully worthy of nomination as assessed by their overall performance during their apprenticeship training and their effort on continuous learning and contribution to the society; and
  4. not have been selected for similar awards.

Nomination Procedure

The Director of Apprenticeship will be invited to nominate four outstanding apprentices for the SEYM Outstanding Apprentice Awards - two at the craft level and another two at the technician level.

Announcement of Results

The Director of Apprenticeship will be informed of the results in around February / March.

Payment Arrangement

The award monies will be paid after the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council has decided on the awards. This will be remitted to the Director of Apprenticeship who will be requested to make disbursement to the award recipients.

Presentation of Awards

A certificate will be presented to each award recipient at the Awards Presentation Ceremony scheduled for March / April.

Further Information

For enquiries, please call the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council Secretariat at 2150 7606 or 2150 6098.