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Meet Thames Valley Police, Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards

The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards recognised the best talent in the county with a special virtual broadcast on Thursday 1st October 2020.

The Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award (more than 50 employees) was won by Thames Valley Police (TVP), the largest non-metropolitan force, that serves a diverse population of over 2.34 million people in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

At the time of their application, TVP were approaching their 300th Apprentice employed. Their Apprenticeships range from Advanced to Master’s Degree level and include exciting roles such as Police Community Support Officers, Intelligence Operations and Emergency Call Handlers. The force is committed to making Apprenticeships appeal to a broad age range of people.

Chief Constable John Campbell, said: “It is fantastic to be recognised in this way and I would like to thank everyone involved in the development and implementation of our Apprenticeship programme.”

The Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award (more than 50 employees) award was kindly sponsored by electrical contractor and training specialist Clarkson Evans. Head of Apprentice and Team Leader Development Andy Wilson said: “A superb programme with lots of support from day 1! Considering TVP is such a large organisation, their attitude towards Apprenticeships and the support given is commendable.”

See our article for details of all the winning and highly commended entrants.

Could your business be an Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards winner in 2021? See our Awards page for details of all the categories, entry forms and eligibility criteria. Please note: the employer categories have changed this year to small ( less than 50 employees), medium (50 to 249 employees) and large (250 or more employees).

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Join us for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 1pm every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2021.

Pictured are PCSO Apprentice Dayne Maddock, Chief Constable John Campbell and Lorna Starr, 999/101 Call Handler and recent Contact Management Apprentice.