Time to enter youth ambition awards

Winner of Young Apprentice of the Year  Chloe Botterill with Alex Hopkins, director of Children, Families and Education, and Cllr Catherine Boardman, cabinet member for Children and Education from the Northants County Council
Winner of Young Apprentice of the Year Chloe Botterill with Alex Hopkins, director of Children, Families and Education, and Cllr Catherine Boardman, cabinet member for Children and Education from the Northants County Council
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A former winner of the young apprentice of the year award is urging employers to nominate their top apprentices.

Chloe Botterill was the first apprentice to win the award at Northamptonshire County Council’s Youth Ambition Awards last year.

Chloe said: “For me winning this award was recognition of how far I had pushed myself to do well despite my personal circumstances and I felt a real sense of achievement when this award was given to me.

“It also put into perspective what I had achieved academically since finishing school.

“If you know a young person who has achieved something particularly noticeable in the past year who you feel deserves recognition then I would encourage you to put them forward for one of this year’s awards – for me the fact that someone had taken the time to nominate me was fantastic, let alone winning it.”

The young apprentice award category is open to people aged 16 to 22 who have excelled in their role. Judges will be looking for details of how they have built up knowledge and skills and used these to progress.

The Youth Ambition Awards are held jointly with Northamptonshire Newspapers’ education awards.

More information about the awards and how to nominate can be found at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/youthambition.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, June 2.