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East Midlands shines in National Training Awards 2010 24 entrants from region make final shortlist

The National Training Awards today announced the organisations and individuals in the East Midlands who have successfully reached the finals of this year’s Awards.  A total of 24 finalists from the region have been shortlisted in recognition of their outstanding contribution and commitment to training, learning and development in the workplace.

The region’s winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony which takes place in Leicester at Athena on Thursday 14 October.

Run on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills, the National Training Awards inspires and encourages UK industry to invest in training and development as a route to achieving outstanding organisational and individual success. Winning an Award is a recognition of best practice and provides a benchmark for standards of excellence in training in the UK. City & Guilds is the premier sponsor of the 2010 National Training Awards.

The finalists in the East Midlands are: 

Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title

Town

County

Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

National Grid

Transferable Advanced Apprenticeship management model pivotal to future sector skills and capability requirements

Newark

Nottinghamshire

Rolls-Royce plc

HOLISTIC GAS TURBINE DESIGN TRAINING FOR ACCELERATED ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALISM AND WHOLE ENGINE UNDERSTANDING

Derby

Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire Police

DEMAND MANAGEMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

Center Parcs

Research design delivery and measurement of a behavioural guest service excellence programme in Center Parcs

Newark

Nottinghamshire

TNT UK Ltd

Delivering significant profitable growth through effective people development

Atherstone

Warwickshire

City of Lincoln Council

Local Authority introduces Apprenticeships to grow its own and change the workforce age profile

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police Sergeant Development Programme (SDP) – improving policing performance through professional leadership

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

Medium Employer
(50-249 employees)

R & D / Leverage

The future of United Kingdom Toolmaking

Sutton-in-Ashfield

Nottinghamshire

Derby County Football Club Ltd

Building squad strength: Training and development of staff in a professional football club

Derby

Derbyshire

Small Employer
(up to 49 employees)

Custom Enterprises Limited

Accountacy firm thats passionate about employee training.

Hinckley

Leicestershire

Providing Education and Training

Gates MacBain Associates Ltd

Making useful employees and citizens

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

Framework Housing Association

Developing the skills and employability of the most hard to reach disadvantaged people in Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

Retail Skills Centre at Leicester College

Successful pre-employment training programme leads to the opening of a Retail specific training centre.

Leicester

Leicestershire

Charnwood Training Group

Raising the Quality of Hospitality Standards through Individual Learning

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

Partnership and Collaboration

  • Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC
  • University of Lincoln Holbeach

Woodhead Brothers Spalding in partnership with the University of Lincoln

Spalding

Lincolnshire

  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust

 

Promoting Disability Equality at Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust

Chesterfield

Derbyshire

  • E.ON UK PLC
  • Bluestarfish Consulting Ltd

Developing Customer Brilliance in Shared Services of a Major Utility

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

  • Challenge Consulting Ltd
  • Nottingham City Transport

Train the trainer for accredited CPC driver training at Nottingham City Transport

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

Individual

Thomas Lynch

No qualifications to MBA with Distinction overcoming obstacles of childrens homes and foster care

Leicester

Leicestershire

Fazila Latif

Achieving this would recognise training that is undertaken and encourage others to do the same!

Leicester

Leicestershire

Ron Gatepain

A life time of learning and development

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

Julie Taylor

When you are knocked down seven times stand up eight!

Alfreton

Derbyshire

David Keightley

High voltage Apprentice makes the sparks fly in his career progression at Brush Electrical Machines

Loughborough

Leicestershire

Angela Borman

Life could have been so different but with knowledge and skills its so much better’

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said:  “I would like to offer congratulations to all entrants who have made the shortlist as a regional finalist for the National Training Awards 2010. Being selected as a regional finalist of the Awards is a fantastic achievement and one that all of those shortlisted should be really proud of.
“Now more than ever it is essential for organisations to continue to invest in the development of their staff. The UK’s future, after all, can only be strengthened and sustained by people who have the skills needed to meet the demands of today’s globalised economy.”
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Notes to editors
For further information please contact:

  • Matthew Sutherland, Fresh Communication

Email: Sutherland.Matt@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01872 262 977

  • Tom York, UK Skills

Email: tom.york@ukskills.org.uk
Tel: 0207 429 2828

About The National Training Awards

  • Established in 1987 The National Training Awards (NTA) identify and celebrate organisations and individuals across the UK and across all sectors that have achieved outstanding business and personal success through investment in training.
  • The National Training Awards are organised on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills.
  • Run on annual basis, The National Training Awards are free to enter and open in January.  Entries close in April.
  • The National Training Awards include the following seven categories:  Large Employer (250 +), Medium Employer (50-249), Small Employer (49 and under), Partnership and Collaboration, Providing Education and Training, Individual and the ‘Now is the Time’ category, which was launched in 2009 to encourage employers who have invested in training during the recession, to share their experiences and get public recognition to their commitment to training and re-skilling.
  • For more information visit www.nationaltrainingawards.com

 

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