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Meet February’s Apprentice of the Month

Meet February’s Apprentice of the Month

You may have noticed that we took a little break over Christmas and New Year but we are back and with yet another fantastic winner of the KT&A Apprentice of the Month Award.

We had a really good response with plenty of nominations and we must admit it was rather hard to choose. However, after deliberating it was decided that Hannah Thomas who works in the Libraries and Archives team within Kent County Council was voted the winner!

We headed over to Quarry Wood in Aylesford where Hannah is based to present her and her boss Caroline with their awards and sit down and find out why Hannah chose an apprenticeship and why Caroline thought she deserved to be voted KT&A’s Apprentice of the Month.

After presenting Hannah with her award she was met with a round of applause from her work colleagues and even more exciting, offered a doughnut too! It was clear to see her whole team were really proud of her achievement.

When speaking to Hannah her route to an apprenticeship wasn’t as planned as you may have thought. Hannah had been working in Morrisons and was hoping for a change of career. As well as looking for job or apprenticeship opportunities herself, Hannah’s whole family were on the case and it was actually her Grandma that saw the role advertised in the local paper. Knowing that Hannah has a huge interest in books her Grandma knew this could be a fantastic opportunity for her.

Hannah thought this job could be the perfect fit, applied and low and behold was successful. When speaking to her about her typical day-to-day tasks Hannah struggled to pick her favourite part of her job as she said she enjoys all of it! Each day Hannah undertakes a variety of tasks such as the creation of overdue and reservation letters, handling posts, records management and data inputting tasks too.

The key question we like to ask our apprentices is, “what would you say to someone thinking of undertaking an apprenticeship?” Hannah’s response to this was “Go for it, it’s worth it. You get a lot more knowledge and skills and it’s good experience to have”.

Speaking to Caroline, Hannah’s boss, she couldn’t sing Hannah’s praises enough. The whole office has seen improvements. Hannah has been pivotal in keeping the team on top of their workload during their busy times. “Hannah just stepped in, picked up the training quickly and got on with the task”.

We’re really proud of Hannah, her dedication to her learning and work is fantastic and she definitely deserved to be our ‘Apprentice of the Month’.

Do you want your apprentice to be recognised for all of their hard work? Nominate them today!