Another  fantastic 2 days for this year’s PPMA Public Sector Apprentice of the Year!

So much talent radiated from the two days of coaching and competition at Warwick Business School on 20th – 21st  January 2020, and our judging panel were very impressed  and it was a difficult task for them to decide our final winner but in the end they awarded Aaron Hawthorne representing Northern Ireland Audit Office and Sophie Floyd representing Tendring District Council was awarded The Spirit of the Programme . That in no way diminishes the brilliance of the other exceptional Apprentices who all show cased their skills and abilities brilliantly. We were blown away by their individual talent and truly inspirational personal stories.

It has been fantastic to work with, and getting to know, a group of people at the start of their careers, all bursting with enthusiasm to learn, demonstrating an ability to grow, and passion for working in the public sector – what a privilege – and thanks to you all! Everyone was a great ambassador for their organisations and have bright futures ahead of them.

Winner – Aaron Hawthorne Northern Ireland Audit Office

The Spirit of the Programme – Sophie Floyd – Tendring District Council

Aaron and Sophie were picked from a fantastic line up of finalists and they are listed below

Charlie Baker – Somerset County Council

Sunny Costin – Southwark Council

Sophie Floyd – Tendring District Council

Bradley Forsyth – Tendring District Council

Aaron Hawthorne – Northern Ireland Audit Office

Melanie Houghton – Our Lady of Mount Camel Primary School

Abigail Lee – Housing and Mental Health Charity

Freya Milner – Fairmead Community Special School

Anna Russ – Somerset County Council

Samir Smaili – Southampton City Council

Lauren Maria Steele – Thurrock council

Alex Streets – Somerset County Council

Christopher Wraight – Financial Ombudsman Service

Past Programmes

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

Here is a fabulous taster from our previous Apprentice of the Year,  One to Watch and Rising Star cohorts:

‘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’