STOKE APPRENTICE LUKE HOUGH WINS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AT STAFFORDSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS 2016


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This week, one of our academy’s Apprentices has been selected as the Apprentice of the Year at The Staffordshire Business Awards, one of the biggest events of its kind in Staffordshire and South Cheshire area.

Luke, who is currently completing his Digital Marketing Level 3 Apprenticeship at PSR, received the highest number of enquiries during the voting process, which made him the clear winner. As Apprentice of the year, Luke will win all of these prizes:

  • Each entry will be featured in The Sentinel newspaper and online – promoting businesses to tens of thousands of people across the circulation area.
  • Winners receive the honour of being judged the best in their field as well as a bespoke trophy and certificate.
  • Short-listed entrants can attend a gala dinner and awards ceremony as the King’s Hall, Stoke, in March this year where they will meet key business people from across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Before his win, Luke spoke of his time with PSR and what it had taught him, “One of my favourite projects to have worked on was the company’s in-house Insight quarterly magazine which went out to 12,000 clients. I was also given the opportunity to travel down to London to represent the company at the National Enterprise Challenge which is sponsored by Ryman, whose chairman is Theo Paphitis from Dragon’s Den.

“I have also applied to be an apprentice ambassador which is someone who talks to youngsters about the value of apprenticeships. My apprenticeship has given me a great insight into the industry and has helped me kick-start my career. I am really keen to learn and develop my skills. I think I have come a long way from working in the Co-op.”

The award ceremony is due to take place on March 10th at 2pm, where academy manager Victoria Walker will accompany Luke, along with Katie Rodgers and Dan Adey and Luke’s employers at PSR. Vicky Walker was beyond happy for Luke and his tremendous accomplishment, “Luke really is such a wonderful Apprentice. He is always polite and is always looking for more work and more challenges. He is even doing level 4 tasks while continuing with his level 3 learning! Such a great win, what great news.”

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If you are an Employer looking to transform your business, email: EMPLOYNOW@3AAA.CO.UK or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Web & Social Media, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration or Financial Services, email: APPLYNOW@3AAA.CO.UK.

Alternatively, find out more about our Apprenticeship programmes: 0844 504 3174 or www.3aaa.co.uk.