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

Teaching Museum – Norfolk Museums Service

Trainee, Daisy Culmer said: “The amount of help they gave me has been amazing.”

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

Kew Green Hotels Limited

Kew Green has helped hundreds of employees to develop their skills and experience, and has also provided the opportunity for the apprentices to work in some of the most well-known and established hotel brands.

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Employer of the Year Award - Runner-up

Canley Food Packers

"When I was first told we had to do training, I was petrified. I didn’t want to do it. However, once we got started and I realised it was okay to ask for help and I didn’t have to panic, I actually started to enjoy it! ..."

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