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Date published: 9th March 2018

Image shows Holly Beattie picking up her Apprentice of the Year award from the 2017 winner of the same award, Amy McCormack

An apprentice at North Norfolk District Council has won two awards at the Easton and Otley Apprentice Awards.

Hollie Beattie, an apprentice in Building Control at NNDC, won the Intermediate Professional Studies Apprentice of the Year category and also the top award of the evening in the form of the Apprentice of the Year award.

The award for the overall prize wasn’t announced until the night, which was held at Bressingham Hall near Diss on March 7th.

Cllr John Lee, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “Hollie’s colleagues tell me what an excellent addition she has been to the Building Control team and she deserves huge congratulations for her efforts.

“We have an excellent, dedicated group of staff here at NNDC and Hollie’s well deserved success builds further on those efforts.

“We have eight apprentices here at NNDC across a number of disciplines and we also have at least five individuals who were former apprentices here and who have secured employment.”

On the night, Hollie was congratulated by judges for her ‘outstanding college work’, ‘showing a passion and determination to stretch boundaries of attainment’ and ‘the speed she was picking up the requirements of the job’.

The judges added: “A lot of her assignments remain some of the best pieces of written work her Training Co-coordinator has seen in his 12 years of supporting apprentices.”

National Apprenticeship Week runs from March 5th to 9th. The theme for the #NAW2018 is ‘Apprenticeships Work’, showcasing how apprenticeships work for individuals, for employers, for the community and for the wider economy.

Free apprenticeship workshop

Next month, North Norfolk District Council will host a free apprenticeship workshop for businesses, which will help put a spotlight on funding and training opportunities.

Apprenticeships can play a key role in helping a business grow, as well as improving the overall skills level across the district.

Training providers will be at next month’s event, and businesses will be able to learn about the funding opportunities available to them.

The event will be aimed at businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. It will address how to administer apprenticeships and the input of training providers.

The event will be held at the Atrium in North Walsham, on Wednesday, April 25 (4pm-6pm). Training providers will be able to give information on a range of qualifications, including business administration, digital marketing, construction skills and food production.

Attendance at the workshop is free, and light refreshments will be available. 

To book a place at this event, email or call 01263 516331.

Last updated: 9th March 2018