Twenty-one-year-old Ashleigh Phillips has been awarded Apprentice of the Year by Superior, a leading manufacturer of high integrity o-rings and seals, at an exclusive event in Ferndown held on 8 March.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (6 March–10 March), ‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Apprenticeships But Were Afraid To Ask’, took place at Superior’s headquarters in Ferndown to showcase how apprentices can benefit and add value to a business. The free event was attended by a variety of local Dorset employers.
Ashleigh Phillips from Superior’s Quality Department was awarded Apprentice of the Year. Currently in the fourth year, she was credited for her work ethic, attitude and for being the most improved apprentice of 2016.
Tim Brown MBE, managing director of Superior, said, “I’m delighted that Ashleigh has been given our Apprentice of the Year accolade. She has a determined nature, which has helped her succeed and has taken on board the mentorship feedback and pushed her performance to levels which she may not have believed she could achieve.”
Apprentices from Superior and JP Morgan delivered presentations about their apprenticeship journey and Bournemouth and Poole College were on hand to answer questions about the Apprenticeship Levy.
Superior has 20 apprentices going through its Academy programme, accepting people directly from school and university graduates.