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Nielsen Wins the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship of the Year Award

2 minute read | June 2017

We are delighted to announce that Nielsen recently received the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship of the Year Award 2017.

Supported by 13 of the county’s leading organisations, the Oxfordshire Business Awards serve as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive business environment. The awards are a celebration to recognize, reward and promote the excellence of Oxfordshire-based companies.

This award celebrates Nielsen’s investment and support in our apprentice programmes, which have grown year on year,” said Lisa Traynor, Head of Learning & Development, Nielsen. “The award also demonstrates the accolade and ability of our apprentices themselves. We are proud to be supporting young people in our local communities and look forward to welcoming more apprentices as we build on the programme in the future.

Through the Nielsen Apprenticeship Programme, we’ve been taking on apprentices since 2014, ranging from Level 3 (A Level equivalent) to our new Level 6 (degree equivalent). Not only are our apprentices able to study at different levels, but they also get to experience what it’s like working for a global company and across different areas of the business. What’s more, our apprentices are guaranteed a job at the end of the programme, which not only supports the local economy but also provides us with an energetic and motivated talent pipeline, bringing new and innovative ideas to help us better serve our clients.

Our Nielsen Apprenticeship Programme has been recognized for exceeding normal standards and expectations in providing a high-quality apprenticeship experience. In the past three years, our apprentices have won the Apprentice of the Year from Oxfordshire Apprentices and The European Alliance Apprentice Award. The Nielsen Apprenticeship Programme has also been acknowledged as a Top 100 Employer for Apprenticeships in the U.K. from the National Apprenticeships.

If you have any questions regarding the Nielsen Apprenticeship Programmes, please email

Photo: Kyle Carrigan – Marketing Apprentice with Jewel Training; Lisa Traynor – Head of Learning and Development for UK and Ireland; Megan Nivan – Learning and Development Coordinator; Felicity Coles – Recruitment Specialist; Joanne Bungay – Learning and Development Manager; Gemma Tuckey – Former Business Admin Apprentice at Oxfordshire County Council; and Gyles Brandreth – Reporter for the One Show