Angela Borman is the new Chair of the East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.

Angela Borman has been appointed as the new Chair of the East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.

Angela is Entry Level Talent Manager at Siemens in Lincoln and a member of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Employment and Skills Board.

One of her first tasks as Chair was to present the certificates and awards at the Greater Lincolnshire Public Service Compact – Apprentice of the Year 2019 Awards at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on Friday 6th December.

The Employment and Skills Board was one of the award sponsors and the winners were as follows:

The Level 2 (Intermediary) Apprenticeship of the Year was awarded to Evie McFarland while the Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship of the Year was awarded to Niall Parrish, both employees of PSPL (Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd) and training provider First College.

The Level 4 (Higher) Apprenticeship of the Year was awarded to Jean Ward, who works at and is trained by the University of Lincoln. 

A fourth award was made to Zoe Keeton of the Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust for exceptional resilience.

Clare Hughes, Skills Manager at the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said “We are delighted to support the successes of Lincolnshire's apprentices who learn so much through this type of education and work-based learning.  The finalists today should feel very proud of their achievements"

Former Chair David Hughes announced earlier this year that he would be standing down as Chair of the East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.

“After careful consideration, I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Angela Borman as the new Chair with immediate effect,” said Jason Holt CBE, Chair of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.

“Angela has the leadership qualities, the burning enthusiasm for apprenticeships, and the crucial relationships in place to make sure she can hit the ground running.

“She has worked at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery for 33 years. In her current role as Entry Level Talent Manager, based in Lincoln, she is responsible for managing the talent pipeline programmes for the business which cover apprenticeships, internships and graduate development programmes.

“Alongside this, Angela has cemented impressive links with the primary, secondary, further education, and higher education communities which places her in a strong position to advance our strategy and objectives.”

Angela Borman commented: “Having worked in the delivery of apprenticeships for the whole of my career I passionately believe they are a great opportunity.  With the many new standards being implemented, the structure and focus has improved the quality and ensures the apprentices are well trained and skilled to undertake the next stage in their career. 

“In the East Midlands there are some amazing employers who work hard to ensure that the delivery of the apprenticeships is first class and I am proud to be working with them to continue to develop this success.”

Pictured is Angela Borman (left) presenting the Level 2 (Intermediary) Apprenticeship of the Year award to Evie McFarland.