For the month of April 2018, the learner achievement award goes to three individual learners all based at Smith and Graham Solicitors, Hartlepool.

Firstly, Caitlin Fallow is employed as a Legal Secretary with Smith and Graham and is currently completing her level 3 Business Administration, following progression from level 2.  Caitlin has received this award as she has produced some outstanding pieces of evidence over the past couple of months.  Caitlin’s is on target to achieve her qualification in August this year, however, she may finish earlier than expected due to her accelerated progress.

Secondly, Lucy Cooper, also employed as a legal Secretary at Smith and Graham Solicitors and has been awarded this accolade in recognition of her enthusiasm and motivation in achieving her level 3 Business Administration qualification.  Lucy has also produced some outstanding evidence and her writing to persuade and descriptive writing skills have improved considerably.  When she received the award, Lucy explained that, “I feel that I have learned a great deal over the past few months, in particular, how legislation, policies and procedures are important in the workplace.”

Finally, Katy Pickering has been awarded her recognition of achievement for using outstanding initiative skills.  Katy has produced over and above the requirements of her action plan and has independently completed further actions without encouragement or prompting from her Tutor.   Katy has compelted lots of written work over the past few months as evidence towards her Business Administration level 2 qualification and as a result of this her English skills have also improved immensely.

Christine Douglas (Tutor) said, “It is very uplifting to award all three apprentices who are making outstanding progress towards the achievement of their apprenticeship qualification, especially in the same company.”   Christine went onto say that when discussing nominations for the award, it would have been extremely difficult to choose just one of the apprentices, as they have all equally made an exceptional contribution to their qualification.