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.


Nichola Mann, Service Manager – People & OD Brentwood Borough Council and Rochford District Council and a PPMA Excellence in People Management Gold Award Winner talks about what she gets from being a member of our Association.

Current Members include: 

Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Armagh City, Bambridge & Craigavon BC

Acivico Group

Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils

Basildon Borough Council

Braintree District Council

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council

Belfast City Council

Birmingham City Council

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool Council

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Bracknell Forest District Council

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Bristol City Council

British Transport Police

Buckinghamshire Council

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Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority

Castlepoint Borough Council

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City of Bradford

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Cumberland Council

Derbyshire County Council

Derry City & Strabane District Council

Devon County Council

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East of England Local Government Association

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Opus People Solutions

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