December 8th 2015
3aaa Apprentice Ambassador, Ashleigh Porter chosen as a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Young Leaders
We are delighted that our 3aaa Apprentice Ambassador, Ashleigh Porter has been recognised for her excellent work with young people and has been chosen as a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Young Leaders, one of only three young people from the UK to have been selected.
Having come from a working class back ground in South Yorkshire and seeing her family struggle as she was growing up, Ashleigh was determined to go out to work and gained her first part-time job at the age of 13, working at an indoor market.
At 16, she decided that pursuing an academic route of education was not right for her, and instead took up an apprenticeship in accountancy. A year later she was chosen to appear of the BBC Young Apprentice programme having been selected out of 38,000 applicants , Ashleigh went on to seal the bid of approval from Lord Sugar based on her “Sheer and utter graft”.
Ashleigh is now our 3aaa Apprentice Ambassador as well as working with several other youth organisations including The National Enterprise Challenge , NCS and Inspiring Learning, all schemes which promote enterprise and employability skills in young people across the UK . She constantly raises awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeships at both a local and national level.
Through her combined roles, she has worked with over 30,000 young people and encourages them that there is no substitute to hard work, drive and ambition.
Ashleigh is the recipient of a Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Award, which will be presented by Her Majesty The Queen in June, is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme and celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in the communities.
Ashleigh said “I am delighted to have been chosen as a recipient of a Queen’s Young Leaders Award as an Ambassador for Apprenticeships and Enterprise across the UK. I want to say a huge thanks to 3aaa for helping me get my story heard #Itoldyouiwasntjustateamaker”.
Well done Ashleigh from every one at 3aaa!
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