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An apprentice at Wyre Forest District Council has been awarded ‘The Apprentice Student of the Year’ award by Kidderminster College.

Lindsey Poyner, 22, began her course at Kidderminster College in September 2013 and has achieved an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Business and Administration.

On Monday 17 November, Lindsey received her award for consistent outstanding work and achievement. Every year, Kidderminster College nominate students for the award that have shown enthusiasm throughout their studies and developed their skills.

Debbie Woolams, Lindsey’s tutor at Kidderminster College, said:

“I nominated Lindsey for this award because she has always produced a high standard of work as part of her Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration. She has been an excellent student, always meeting deadlines and showing a professional attitude as well as being highly motivated, making her very deserving of this award.”

Lindsey began working at Wyre Forest District Council in 2013 as a Water Management Support Officer (Apprentice) and attended college one day a week. She was now progressed onto level 3 of her studies and continues her employment at the Council.

Lindsey said:

“I am really pleased to have received this award. I enjoy being able to learn on the job whilst gaining valuable life skills. My colleagues have been supportive throughout and I feel privileged to be part of this apprenticeship scheme.”

Lindsey Poyner CroppedJennie Short, Head of Business and Development at Kidderminster College, added:

“As a College we work with a wide variety of employers, small, medium and large businesses, and I am delighted that Wyre Forest District Council continues to support the apprenticeship scheme and have supported Lindsey so well in achieving this award. The great thing about being an apprentice is that you can earn while you learn as well as gaining skills  that will support them in the workplace, while employers have the opportunity to gain just the right skills for the job they want doing. I would encourage any companies interested in employing an apprentice to contact the College and benefit from the wide-ranging support we can offer.”

Councillor Anne Hingley, Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:

“On behalf of the council, we would like to congratulate Lindsey on her excellent achievement.”

For further information, advice and guidance contact Kidderminster College on 01562 512025 or visit their website for a list of current vacancies.

Picture shows: Lindsey Poyner holding her award last night at the awards evening.

Wyre Forest District Council