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Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN) Regional Networks

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN) is a community of current or former apprentices who support events and activities to inspire and inform the apprentices of tomorrow. 

As well as being part of the national network, each YAAN ambassador is also linked to one of the nine regional networks across England.

Further information about the regions and the regional network chairs can be found below. 

East Midlands

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in the East Midlands covers each of the sub regions below:

  • Derby/Nottingham
  • Greater Lincolnshire
  • Leicestershire
  • South East Midlands covering Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes and Northampton

The regional chair is Neilesh Champaneri.

Follow @EMAAN_YAAN on Twitter.

East of England 

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in the East of England covers each of the sub regions below:

  • Hertfordshire
  • Essex
  • Peterborough & Cambridgeshire
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk

The regional chair is Kieren Buxton.

Follow @EofEYAAN on Twitter.

London

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network covers all sub regions of London.  

The regional co-chairs are Luke Cryan and Tom Culley. 

Follow @LDNYAAN on Twitter.

North East 

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in the North East covers each of the sub regions below:

  • County Durham
  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Tyne and Wear

The regional chair is Emma Beauchamp.

Follow @AANNorthEast on Twitter.

North West

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in the North West covers each of the sub regions below:

  • Cheshire & Warrington
  • Greater Manchester
  • Merseyside
  • Lancashire
  • Cumbria

The regional chair is Matthew Newman. 

Follow @nw_yaan on Twitter.

South East 

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in the South East is spread over five sub regions below:

  • Dorset and Solen covering Dorset, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
  • Enterprise M3 covering Basingstoke and Deane, Hart, Rushmoor, Winchester, Elmbridge, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Waverley, Woking
  • Thames Valley covering Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire (not Milton Keynes)
  • Coast to Capita covering Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Croydon, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge, West Sussex
  • East Sussex and Kent covering East Sussex, Kent, Medway

The regional chair is Ben Clarke. 

Follow @SouthEastYAAN on Twitter.

South West 

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in the South West covers each of the sub regions below:

  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Somerset
  • West of England
  • Gloucestershire
  • Swindon & Wiltshire

The regional chair is Amy Kyme. 

Follow @SW_YAAN on Twitter.

West Midlands 

The West Midlands Young Apprentice Ambassador Network covers each of the sub regions below:

  • Black Country
  • Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Worcester
  • Greater Birmingham & Solihull
  • The Marches covering Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
  • Stoke & Staffordshire

The regional chair is Alistair Head. 

Follow @WestMidsYAAN on Twitter.

Yorkshire and the Humber 

The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network in Yorkshire & The Humber covers each of the sub regions below:

  • South Yorkshire covering Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham
  • West Yorkshire covering Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield
  • East Yorkshire covering Hull, Beverly, Bridlington
  • North Yorkshire covering Whitby, Scarborough, Harrogate, Filey

The regional chair is Bradley Longford. 

Follow @YH_YAAN on Twitter.


If you have any queries about the YAAN or would like to register your interest in becoming a YAAN ambassador, please email YAAN.support@education.gov.uk


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