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A Henley apprentice wins CMI Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award for second year in a row

John Dodd CMI Awards

A Henley Senior Leadership Apprentice has won the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

John Dodd, Director of Maritime Safety Services at Inmarsat, a global satellite communications provider, enrolled on the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) programme to enhance his managerial capabilities.

Since then, he has seen his ambition soar, changed the way he works with his team, and initiated changes at Inmarsat which have raised the bar for shipping operators and rescue centres around the world.

On Tuesday 22 November, John was named the CMI’s Outstanding Apprentice of the Year at a glittering ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.

John said:

"To win such a prestigious award means the world to me. Not only having recognition of how the apprenticeship has developed me as a person, but how the learning has enabled me to take a fresh approach at problems and implement new services to ensure mariners around the world are kept safe every day.

"This award will give me the confidence to continue to strive for excellence and look at new ways to approach my personal and professional life. I believe this would also show as an example to my team and colleagues what can be accomplished and how it can be recognised."

Programme director of the Henley MBA (Flexible and SLMDA) Dr Niran Subramaniam said:

“Heartiest congratulations to John who worked diligently in his Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship MBA programme at Henley Business School. He has applied what he learned to his work at Inmarsat - his implementation of a new safety system at Inmarsat resulted in a 400% increase in the search and rescue authorities using the system, which bears testimony to his incredibly effective learning experience at Henley.”

The CMI Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award acknowledges the achievements of an apprentice who has successfully applied their learning in the workplace to advance themselves, their organisation, and the community around them.

Peter Broadhurst, Vice President of Maritime Safety at Inmarsat said:

“John’s nomination for this award is true reflection of the hard work and dedication that he gives to both his role in Maritime safety at Inmarsat and his studies with Henley Business school. Inmarsat are very proud of John being named Apprentice of the year and winning this National award.”

Click here to read more about John’s experience of the apprenticeship programme at Henley.

Published 23 November 2022
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