We are pleased to announce our WINNERS for the apprentice of the Year 2023


Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships (Levels 2 & 3)

Jessica Tordeur, Basildon Borough Council


Higher/Degree Apprenticeships (levels 4 to 7)

Angela Jones, Salford City Council

Thank you to all who entered

We are extremely proud of all who entered the programme this year and have found watching them grow and develop hugely inspiring. You can watch all of the finalists personal brand video’s below including the winners.

Find out more about this years programme

The 2023 PPMA Apprentice of the Year event is designed for all levels of Apprenticeships to test your personal qualities in a range of development activities, whilst at the same time helping you to enhance your confidence and resilience.

We hope that participating in this development programme will encourage you to achieve more than you thought possible in your career.

The PPMA is keen to create an environment where talent can shine, and to offer opportunities for everyone to learn, grow and stretch themselves. Through your participation, your organisation is telling you that you have the potential skills and qualities to be a future leader in the Public Sector. It will be up to you to make the most of this unique experience and to cherish your networks online and offline over the coming months and years.

This event is all about identifying and showcasing the tremendous breadth and depth of emerging talent that we have in the Public Sector and is open to all apprentices from any public service area.

Given the breadth of apprenticeship levels, we have decided to have two awards this year – one for Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships (Levels 2 & 3) and one for Higher/Degree Apprenticeships (levels 4 to 7).

Who can take part?

Our programme is open to all Apprentices across public service organisations, whatever your age.  We welcome people from all backgrounds and experience.  Our most recent programme was hugely over subscribed and had participants from NHS, Local Government and Central Government organisations.

.How will the competition works?

To be part of the programme please complete the application form which you can download below and send it to [email protected] by Wednesday 1st March 2023. Shortlisting will then take place and successful applicants will be notified and invited to attend an assessment.

The Master Class and Assessment

Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a two-day online programme which includes a master class and assessment of individual and group activities and presentations.

The first day is a master class in communication techniques and will be held on Monday 13th March 2023. We will provide you with additional guidance, support and coaching for the remainder of the programme.

The assessment will take place on either Tuesday 4th April or Wednesday 5th April 2023 (we run the assessment day twice to accommodate numbers). We will then select the finalists who will be invited to present to the Judging Panel on 17th April 2023.


.Price (+VAT)

£150 pp   member

£195 pp   non-member


This can be paid via the website by using the payment button in the top left of the page or by requesting an invoice via [email protected]





Past Programmes

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact [email protected].

Here is a fabulous taster from our previous Apprentice of the Year, cohort:

2022 WINNER Hannah Newby- Hertfordshire County Council

Watch Hannah’s Personal Brand video:

Joint runners up – Teri McDonald, Somerset County Council and Meadow Papamichael, Islington Council

You can watch all of our finalists personal brand videos below: 

What previous applicants of the programme say…

‘This has been a life changing experience and will stay with me forever!’

‘It’s great to see the wide range of talent and how much people have improved  over the programme’

The Confidence I have developed and gained, will only serve to drive me on in my career’

‘Thank you so much for a fantastic and inspiring few days’