Anyone who knows an outstanding employer, apprentice or trainee are encouraged to nominate them for the WA Training Awards.

The awards recognise outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students as well as contributions made by trainers, training organisations and employers.

The WA Employer of the Year category is again being sponsored by Apprenticeship Support Australia, which is powered by CCI.

In 2017, McDonalds Australia took out the Employer of the Year category while Apprenticeship Support Australia client Roy Hill was acknowledged as a finalist in the category.

Apprenticeship Support Australia WA General Manager Nathan Bentley says it’s businesses that create jobs and its employers that create apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities so it’s important to recognise their efforts in shaping young peoples’ careers.

Bentley says Apprenticeship Support Australia has signed up almost 62,000 people over the past five years into apprenticeships and traineeships across the state.

More than 40,400 apprentices and trainees over the same period completed their qualifications while learning on the job.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery says the awards shine a light on professions that are vital to the State's prosperous future, and the success stories of those within them.

"Training can be the key to creating a better future - getting a better job, securing better pay. Training can change lives,” she says.

"As jobs change and diversify, it is important to showcase the success stories of vocational pathways across a range of sectors and recognise the hard work of those in the industry.

"I encourage those in the training sector to apply and put your industry in the spotlight."

Applications close on Friday May 4, 2018.

►Are you an outstanding employer of apprentices and trainees? Put your business in the spotlight and apply for this year’s WA Training Awards.