A Double Win at the PPMA Apprentice of the Year 2019!

What a fantastic 2 days this year’s PPMA Public Sector Apprentice of the Year proved to be!  

So much talent radiated from the two days of coaching and competition at Warwick Business School on 7th – 8th  March 2019, that our judging panel were unable to differentiate between two outstanding future leaders…so, the decision was made to celebrate two winners for 2019!

Daniel John representing South Gloucestershire Council and Kirsten Moore representing Central Bedfordshire Council jointly lifted the title. 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.

Don’t just take our word for is out Apprentices and Judges comment below:

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

‘It’s great to see the wide range of talent and how much people have improved over the two days.’ – Josh Pimm (Judge)

We cannot wait to celebrate their win along with all our other talent programme winners at this year’s PPMA Conference to held on 14th – 16th May at The Hilton Metropole Birmingham.

Daniel and Kirsten were picked from a fantastic line up of finalists and they are listed below:

Samuel Carritt – City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Andrew Collins – Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Luke Cryan – Crown Prosecution Service

Lewis Davis – Department of Work and Pensions

Aaron Curtin – Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Georgia Griffths – Flintshire County Council

Nebah Hassan – Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Trust

Elizabeth Hourahine – Met Office

Lowri John – Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Kelly Moffat – Lincolnshire County Council

Mohamed Omar – Department of Work and Pensions

Hafsah Rana – Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Annabelle Spencer – IESE Transformation Ltd

Rose Thomson – Southwark Council

Congratulations to everyone who took part this year you are a truly inspiration bunch and we wish you all well for your future careers.



You can find out more information about membership in our membership brochure, which you can download below.

For more information about membership email:
[email protected]

See our membership brochure below for more details


Feature Block 1


The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) is the first choice association for people professionals in public services.

We are a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.


Feature Block 2

Our Regions

First and foremost PPMA is proud to be a membership organisation.

As such, the needs of our members comes first together with our sponsors and other partners, we work to develop offerings that ensure that our membership offering remains fit for purpose and offers great value for money.


Feature Block 3

The Knowledge Bank

The PPMA Knowledge Bank is a members only resource offering access to a wealth of best practice information, including case studies, toolkits, PPMA and Sponsor thought leadership papers, that you can use in your day to day practice.

Click below to access our membership joining pages and select the right membership for you.