Emily Mayor wins apprentice of the year award

Date published: 02 November 2017

Emily Mayor, an apprentice children’s services business support officer at Rochdale Borough Council, won the ‘Intermediate Apprentice of the Year’ award at the annual Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) awards ceremony.

Rochdale Council was awarded ‘Most Supportive Employer’ in recognition of the ‘excellent’ in-house training and the support given to each apprentice to allow them to complete their programme.

Councillor Peter Williams, cabinet member for business, skills and employment, welcomed the council’s success and said: “This is great news for our apprentices; it is reward for the hard work they are putting in and the commitment from the council to the scheme and making it a success.”

Certificates were awarded to successful learners by Rochdale Council chief executive Steve Rumbelow and KYP’s interim chief executive Zulf Ali.

Mr Rumbelow said: “This is fantastic recognition for the work we put in to apprenticeships. We are really proud of our apprenticeships scheme and it’s giving people great skills into employment.

"Well done to everyone who collected certificates on the night and to Emily on being named apprentice of the year.

"KYP has been delivering excellent quality training for well over 30 years and we are proud to have them as a partner in delivering the council apprenticeship programme. We hope our partnership will continue to flourish over the coming years."

Dominic Hudson, from revenues and benefits, was awarded Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration at the awards ceremony. He said: “The Advanced Apprenticeship was a real challenge and I am pleased to have achieved it.

"Since I finished the programme, I have moved into a post within revenues and benefits and I am sure this would not have been possible without my apprenticeship.”

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