WINNER – Cinita Jankoczi – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Watch Cintia’s Personal Brand video:

RUNNER UP – Charlotta Newman – Surrey County Council (Surrey Arts)

Watch Lotte’s Personal Brand Video

Click on the video playlist below to see more Personal Brand videos from this year’s Apprentice of the Year finalists:

Find out more about this year’s fabulous competition below and details about the 2022 competition will be announced soon.

The 2021 PPMA Apprentice of the Year event has been designed to test your personal qualities in a range of activities, whilst at the same time helping you to enhance your confidence and resilience. We hope that participating in this competition 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.

Our Finalists:

Daniel Andrei – Thurrock Council

Mattise Artingstall – Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Megan Best – Thurrock Council

Sam Bickmore – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Lucy Bonfield – Surrey County Council

Ruby Davidson – Surrey County Council

Molly Edlin – Islington Council

Cinita Jankoczi – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Harriet Ellis – Financial Ombudsman Service

Lewis Goodall – Doncaster Council

Owain Herring – Doncaster Council

Harry Johnson – Somerset County Council

Georgia McMahon – NHS

Toral Mehta – Leeds City Council

Megan Mitchell – Northumberland County Council

Ladan Mohamud – Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Charlotta Newman – Surrey County Council (Surrey Arts)

Rebecca Neville – The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Georgia Parker – Somerset County Council

Erika Voinic – South Norfolk Council

Tyler-Reese Williams – Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Darren Willoughby – Surrey County Council (User Voice and Participation Team)

Isaac Young – Somerset County Council


What can you expect from the programme?
Our main hope is that participating in this competition will give your confidence and provide a platform for you to achieve ever greater career outcomes.


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 enter the competition complete the application form which you can download by clicking ‘Enter Here’ and send it to [email protected] by Friday 26th March 2021. Shortlisting will then take place and successful applicants will be notified and invited to attend an assessment.



The Assessment

Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a two day assessment of individual and group activities and presentations on 22nd and 23rd April 2021. (Location will be determined depending on the rules governing COVID-19).

A master class in communication techniques will be held on the first day and we will provide additional guidance, support and coaching for the remainder of the competition.

At the end of the two days, the overall winner will be announced, and the winner will be celebrated at the PPMA Annual Conference.


Price (+VAT)

£150 pp   member

£195 pp   non-member

Please send PO’s to [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,  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’