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2021 - a year in review

2021 year in review

It has been a busy year for the ITP, with the launch of a new website to staging our annual awards once more in person. Here are our highlights:


  • As lockdown continued, members were taken on a virtual behind the scenes tour of Network Operations, O2's UK Network Management Centre.

  • Demi Pearce joined the ITP team as Business Admin Apprentice.

  • Our partnership is announced with Vorboss to recruit over 100 apprentices, half of which were to be female.


  • To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, the ITP hosts an employer’s guide to apprenticeships webinar offering advice on everything from setting up a scheme to accessing funding.

  • Crissi Williams is interviewed by Comms Business about the importance of apprenticeships and our partnership with Vorboss.

  • Fifteen apprentices are recruited and start working for Vorboss.

  • ITP hosts three apprentice assessment days for Community Fibre Limited and recruits 11 apprentices.


  • Crissi Williams joins a panel at Channel Live Virtual to discuss the future of the skills gap and how to address it.

  • Sam Harridge joins the ITP team as a Recruitment Consultant.


  • ITP starts working with UK Connect to help recruit apprentices.


  • The new ITP website is launched.

  • 2021 ITP Awards open for entries.


  • The ITP’s Joe Kimber completes his Level 3 IT Technical Sales Apprenticeship.


  • Crissi Williams is listed as one of the top 100 influencers in the telecoms industry by Total Telecom and Connected Britain.


  • ITP contributes to a feature on improving diversity in Comms Dealer magazine.

  • A-level results reveal a 5.79 percentage point increase in female students taking Stem subjects in 2021 – with increases across all key Stem subjects.


  • Crissi Williams participates in a panel discussion at Connected Britain on developing skills for a new era of work.

  • Finalists are announced for the ITP Awards 2021.


  • Former Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Ed Vaizey is appointed as the ITP’s patron.

  • Annual ITP Awards take place in person for the first time in two years recognising the shining stars of the industry.


  • Crissi Williams talks to Information Age about why it’s time to close the gender gap.

  • ITP recruits 129 apprentices as part of its partnership with Vorboss.


  • We are busy strategising for the next three years with a focus on #ChallengePerceptions.

We would like to wish all our members, partners and supporters a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and thank you for all your support this year.