Cambridge Spark Data Awards


A celebration of outstanding individuals

About Cambridge Spark Data Awards

What are Cambridge Spark Data Awards?

Cambridge Spark is an education technology company on a mission to accelerate impactful professional education in technology. We enable organisations to achieve their business goals by educating their workforce in data science & artificial intelligence. Core to all of our programmes is a focus on the business impact of data and creating return on investment through the skills we teach. The Cambridge Spark Data Awards recognise outstanding learners, alumni and line managers, who have made a difference in their profession, demonstrated excellence in their approach to learning and made a positive impact with data in their careers and organisations in the past year.

Why should you enter the awards?

Awards are a great way of gaining recognition and respect among peers. They can help develop deeper relationships with customers, investors, suppliers, partners and networks. Not only can an award make us feel proud, but it also helps us figure out what we do well and why so that we can carry on doing it and use it to shape our careers for the better.

Who can be nominated for an award?

  • Live apprentices on Cambridge Spark's programmes
  • Achievers/Alumni who completed a Cambridge Spark apprenticeship
  • Line managers who supported/have been supporting their apprentice to successfully complete an apprenticeship with Cambridge Spark

Who can nominate an individual?

Unless otherwise stated for a particular category, entries can be submitted by:

  • Line managers nominating their apprentices
  • Learners nominating themselves
  • Learners nominating their colleagues on the apprenticeships
  • Cambridge Spark data mentors and coaches wishing to recognise individuals

How can you nominate someone?

You can submit a nomination through our official submission form. Your nomination should explain in up to 500 words (maximum):

  • How the nominated individuals meet the criteria, including quantifiable metrics where possible
  • Why they should win the award

Detailed information for each award category including criteria and submission form can be found below.

An individual can be nominated for multiple awards.

What happens after nominations are closed?

  • Our judging panel will meet to decide on the shortlist and winners in all categories
  • All shortlisted individuals will receive an official 'Shortlisted for Cambridge Spark Data Awards' digital badge for demonstrating outstanding commitment and achievement in their roles
  • Winners will be announced on 13th February 2023 in our blog post and across social media and will be invited to the next Cambridge Spark Celebration Dinner in March 2023 - an exclusive Formal Hall Dinner at one of the University of Cambridge colleges.

Key dates

13th January 2023

Nominations close

30th January 2023

Shortlist announced

13th February 2023

Winners announced

24th March 2023

Celebratory dinner

Awards Categories & Nominations



"Cambridge Spark apprentices are helping to build the future in many diverse and exciting ways. Effective methods of deploying digital and data-driven solutions are more crucial than ever to remain on the cutting edge and I am delighted that our programmes offer a fantastic opportunity to equip individuals with the skills needed for continued success.”

Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma, CEO, Cambridge Spark