Bombardier Transport – Derby is Highly Commended by National Apprenticeships Award as East Midlands’ Large Employer of the Year 2019

Bombardier Transport received high commendation as East Midlands’ Large Employer of the Year 2019

Derby organisations were notable in number for receiving national government recognition for their apprenticeship success, at presentations made for the East Midlands region, on 27 September 2019:


  • Derby Homes’ Neilish Champaneri  won Apprenticeship Champion of the Year 2019
  • Derby City Council’s Andrew Tang was also high commended as Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2019
  • Keyclad’s Matthew Hitchcock was highly commended as a Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year 2019


Those recognised as regional winners are apprenticeship exemplars, highlighting best practice across recruitment excellence, high quality training practices, diversity and career progression.

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said “I wish them all the best of luck” for the final award ceremony in November.”

Keith Smith, Director of apprenticeships group, ESFA said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in the regional ceremonies – the winners, those that were highly commended, sponsors and hosts. I know judges had a difficult time selecting winners – the depth and breadth of applications was astonishing and I look forward to seeing who wins across the English regions.”

The awards form a key part of the Department for Education’s wider ‘Fire it Up’ campaign which aims to raise awareness of the greater variety of apprenticeships on offer for people of all ages and backgrounds and ignite positive conversations around apprenticeships across England.

Full listing of the regional winners and the high commended for the National Apprenticeships Awards 

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