Morson Training Win Best Apprenticeship at the Transport for London (TfL) Supplier Awards


Morson Training Win Best Apprenticeship at the Transport for London (TfL) Supplier Awards

Posted on 06 December 2018

​Morson Group is delighted to announce that our rail training division, Morson Training, has won Best Apprenticeship at the Transport for London Supplier Awards 2018.

The award was presented to members of the Morson Training team at a ceremony at the London Transport Museum in London on Wednesday 5th December.

The annual awards are awarded by TfL to recognise the work their supply chain does with them across all of their operations. The awards are open to all suppliers and cross many categories including health, safety & environment, efficiencies, collaboration, and diversity & inclusion.

Morson Training fought off competition from MTR Crossrail and Bombardier to take home the award, which was presented by the newly appointed CEO of Crossrail Mark Wild. During the presentation. Mark highlighted the significance of the category:

"I heard an interesting stat that apprenticeships in every sector are declining apart from in the transportation sector, which is something to be really proud of. This is probably one of the most important awards of the night, actually."

The submission highlighted Morson Training's record of putting quality before quantity, ensuring all apprentices are embedded with fundamental skills for their development as employees - including in aspects of their lives outside of basic rail training, such as finance.

It also highlighted our commitment to social inclusion and mobilisation, with representatives within the London boroughs and wider groups working with a network of school and combined authorities to support, challenge and promote the benefits of engineering to a wide range of underrepresented groups. 

Matthew Leavis, head of UK training, said:

"It's beyond satisfying to see the hard work and dedication of the team being recognised. We were up against some amazing competition and to walk away with the award feels fantastic and gives us a great sense of achievement.  We hope the success of our low volume, high quality programme that offers the best possible learner journey will encourage more small scale, high quality programmes that meet the need for work-ready employees. We're not resting here though, and we're developing additional initiatives to further improve our service offering." 

Morson Training has an enviable track record within the industry, and in 2017 were awarded platinum 'best in class' by the National Skills Academy for Rail following an extensive audit of their operations. They have also recently introduced a new initiative to offer ex-forces veterans access to free training in order to aid their transition from the military into civilian life.
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