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Morson Vital Training shortlisted for Transport for London Supplier Awards

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James Kenealey morson news

Morson Group are delighted to announce that our rail training division, Morson Vital Training, has been shortlisted for the Transport for London Supplier Awards. 

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 and environment, efficiencies, collaboration, and diversity & inclusion.

Morson Vital Training are shortlisted for Best Apprenticeship. The submission highlighted MVT's record in 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 schools and combined authorities to support, challenge and promote the benefits of engineering to a wide range of underrepresented groups.

In 2017, this category was won by Thales.

Matthew Leavis, head of UK training for Morson Group, said “To be shortlisted for the TfL Supplier Awards gives the whole team at Morson a great sense of achievement and to see the hard work and commitment of the whole team being recognised is beyond satisfying. It’s great to see our focus on a low volume, high quality programme that offers the best possible learner journey with sustained and gainful employment being recognised. We hope this encourages more small scale high quality programmes that meets the wider need for work-ready employees that have had the chance to benefit from the great opportunities apprenticeships offer."

Morson Vital 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.

The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 5th December at the London Transport Museum.