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DfT: 2018 Apprenticeships Awards

Category: apprenticeships, National Apprentice Week, Celebration, managers, achievement, DFT careers, department for transport, Apprenticeship award

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On Wednesday 7 March, three Apprentice Award events were held across the Department for Transport (DfT) family as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The events brought together apprentices and their line managers to recognise and celebrate the achievements and the impact apprenticeships have had over the last twelve months.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

HR and Estates Director Louise White opened the event and presented the 2018 Apprentice Awards to the winners, in recognition of their exceptional contributions.

Louise said:

“It’s been really inspirational to hear about the brilliant journeys the apprentices have been on and celebrate their successes. Hearing about everyone’s drive to develop has strengthened my resolve to carry on apprenticeships here at the DVLA. Well done to all!



Left to right: Louis Fecci, Elena Baker, Rhys John and Mark Toop.


Congratulations to the DVLA Apprentice Awards 2018 winners, Louis Fecci, Elena Baker, Rhys John, Mark Toop and Donna Griffiths.

The DVLA celebrated not only the winners, but awarded highly commended individuals who demonstrated the strength and determination along their apprenticeship journey, these were:

Level 3 Apprentice of the Year

Highly Commended – Lydia Doyle

Level 4 Apprentice of the Year

Highly Commended – Molly Davies

Highly Commended – Gavin Evans

Highly Commended – Georgia Williams

Line Manager of the Year

Highly Commended – Jon Thomas

Ambassador of the Year

Highly Commended – Carole Hixson

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Cara McMahon, Head of Talent and Capability announced the winners of DVSA’s apprentice of the year, apprentice line manager and ambassador for apprentices awards.

Congratulations to Tom Parkin and Emily Herbert. Tom was awarded the apprentice of the year at DVSA and Emily was named as the winner for both the Line Manager and Ambassador of apprentices for the year.

Adrian Long, Director of People, Communications and Engagement said:
“We received a high number of nominations for the awards and all are deserving of the recognition. The enthusiasm and passion for being an apprentice at DVSA has been evidenced within all of the nominations and I am sure that these nominees will continue to demonstrate their passion for skill development.”

“The applications were a testimony to how inspiring and encouraging Emily is. This is a really positive story. Emily was an apprentice herself, she’s now successful in a team leader role and actively mentoring and supporting current apprentices”.

Department for Transport (DfT)
Nick Joyce presented the awards, highlighting the fresh thinking mind-set that apprentices bring to the department. Nick also praised all of their hard work, reinforcing how their insight and dedication is driving the Department forward now and in future years.

Congratulations and best of luck to all our winners. They now go forward to the ‘DfT Apprenticeship Awards’ to be held in April 2018.

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