May 1st 2015

3aaa are delighted to announce the appointment of a new 3aaa Ambassador

3aaa are delighted to announce the appointment of a new 3aaa Ambassador – Ashleigh Porter-Exley. Ashleigh is best known for winning BBC Young Apprentice out of the 38,000 applicants that applied, Lord Sugar saw Ashleigh’s ‘sheer and utter graft’ and it secured her a £25,000 business investment. After leaving School at 16, Ashleigh started an Apprenticeship at a local Accountancy firm as she knew University wasn’t the right pathway for her and she wanted to get hands on experience. Ashleigh is a strong supporter of Apprenticeships and the opportunities they can lead to. As well as working full time, Ashleigh dedicates her time to supporting and mentoring people across the UK.

3aaa are a national company offering a personalised, local service in over 30 locations across England as we look to change the lives of young people through our work with local employers and helping these young people to find a pathway into the career of their dreams. As a 3aaa Ambassador, Ashleigh will be supporting our Academies to raise awareness of Apprenticeships to young people and employers, plus offering support and advice to our Apprentices as they embark upon their career journey.

Andy Palmer, Managing Director commented: “We are really pleased that Ashleigh is our new 3aaa Apprenticeship Ambassador. As an Apprenticeship Ambassador her role will be to inspire young people and to let the world know about how Apprenticeships benefit so many of them, giving an insight into her own journey and passing on her priceless experiences. We are all very much looking forward to working closely with Ashleigh as we carry on changing the lives of young people on a day to day basis.”

Ashleigh Porter said “Taking the Apprenticeship route myself I can confidently say I would not be where I am today without it. Not only did I gain invaluable experience but I developed myself a career path, earned my own money and furthered my qualifications along the way. I am extremely excited to represent such a devoted, passionate and driven team. 3aaa are not only a provider they are a support network, recruiter and hopefully a big part of your starting career or business.”

You’ll now find a 3aaa Academy in Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Croydon, Derby, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Romford, Sheffield, Southampton, Tamworth, Warwick, Watford and Worcester.

Academies will soon be opening in Bradford, Gloucester, Stoke, Swindon and York.

If you are an Employer looking to transform your business, email: or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration, Financial Services or Technical Sales, email:

Alternatively, find out more about our Apprenticeship programmes: 0844 504 3174 or