Andrea Riggall, Apprentice Partnerships Assistant at Bishop Grosseteste University, was shortlisted for this year’s Public Sector Service Compact Higher Apprentice of the Year award 2018. Andrea is a Higher Business and Professional Administration apprentice working within the Partnership Development Team at BGU. Her apprenticeship training is being delivered by BGU as part of the introduction of apprenticeship provision both to internal staff and external students. In addition to being shortlisted, Andrea made it to the final three in a category that saw significant numbers of nominations from across the county. The judging panel, compromising representatives from across Lincolnshire's Apprenticeship and public sector provisions, noted the high quality of the work Andrea had undertaken and the institution wide impact it has had in supporting training for staff from a range of areas and departments across the University. Following the judging process finalists and award winners were presented with certificates at a ceremony on Friday 30th November by Lincoln MP Karen Lee. In Spring 2019 Andrea and Nadine Chapman (another BGU apprentice – Advanced Management) hope to share their experience of being an apprentice within BGU during an Erasmus trip to Cyprus. Apprenticeships offer a range of exciting benefits to potential participants including:
  • No course fees
  • A salary allowing you to earn while you learn
  • An industry recognised qualification, along with valuable experience
If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, either as the first step in a new career or to further your development in your current one, you can contact Emily Hughes, Partnership Development Manager at BGU, to discuss how an apprenticeship can change your life.

13th December 2018

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