The Furniture Makers’ Company is launching an Apprentice Award this spring to recognise the exceptional work of apprentices in the furniture sector.

Launching in April, the Apprentice Award is open to current apprentices studying at level 2 or level 3 or those who have completed their apprenticeship within the last 12 months.

Applicants will need to demonstrate excellence in craftsmanship, a good knowledge of the chosen materials and their properties, a well-considered approach to the making processes, initiative and keenness to learn, and the values of their organisation in their day-to-day work.

Applications will be shortlisted by a panel of experts, with successful candidates being invited to exhibit their piece at the 2024 Young Furniture Makers Exhibition, where the final judging will happen. The winner of the prize will be announced at the exhibition’s award ceremony, which takes place in the evening of the event being held on Wednesday 2nd October at Furniture Makers’ Hall and the Dutch Church, London. The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th June.

The winner will receive a certificate and recognition from the industry’s preeminent organisation plus a cash prize for the winner and two runners-up. To submit an application, apply online: