Employer Award Winners

Sponsored by NOCN, this award celebrates employers that have used learning to develop and utilise the skills of their workforce to improve productivity, raise morale, increase staff retention and enhance their business performance.

Employer - Highly Commended Winner

Luton Community Housing

As part of its People Strategy, Luton Community Housing launched its management development programme ‘Bees Knees’.

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Employer - Highly Commended Winner

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations is a social science enterprise that supports sustainable change and ongoing learning in organisations and communities.

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Employer - National Winner

pladis, home of McVitie’s

In partnership with the College of North West London, pladis, the global snacking company behind McVitie’s, is using its Apprenticeship Levy at its Harlesden factory.

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Employer Award - National Winner

James Electrics Contracting

James Electrics Contracting works closely with local education and training providers to offer high quality work experience opportunities for learners. They offer training to around nine apprentices, trainees or work-based learners each year.

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Employer of the Year Award - Sponsored by NOCN - National Winner

Organisational Learning Team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The successful project has been a pioneer for apprenticeships in the NHS.

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Employer Award - National Winner

Keoghs

Keoghs law firm pride themselves on investing in learning to support the development of home-grown skills and talent.

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Employer Award - Regional Winner

Busy Bees Childcare

Busy Bees Childcare has been providing childcare to families since 1983 and are one of the largest and longest-established childcare providers in the UK.

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Employer Award - Regional Winner

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to training and developing its 14,000 employees, delivering more than 700 in-house programmes each year.

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Employer Award - Regional Winner

Royal Pavilion and Museums

In 2012, Royal Pavilion and Museums designed a new workforce development programme to provide staff with regular and flexible learning opportunities.

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Employer of the Year Award Winner - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Mrs Bridie Oakes-Richards – Governor HMP Dartmoor

The learning opportunities mean that staff are armed effectively to deal with the most challenging of offenders, making society safer in the long term.

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