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Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been named as one of the Yorkshire and the Humber’s best employers in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards 2012.

The finalists and winners were announced at a high profile joint awards ceremony organised by the National Apprenticeship Service at Leeds College of Music.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service won the BAE Systems Large Employer of the Year Award in recognition of the success of its apprenticeship schemes which they operate mainly within their non-emergency Patient Transport Service which takes patients to and from their hospital and treatment centre appointments.

Diane Williams, Locality Director for the Patient Transport Service at the Trust, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received this award. The commitment and enthusiasm of our apprentices have energised an entire workforce and by establishing this scheme we have been rewarded with some great staff who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to join the ambulance service.

“We are committed to the training and development of our workforce and our apprenticeship schemes are another important step in ensuring a future generation of ambulance staff.”