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Top award for Peak District National Park apprentice

Amy Cartledge receives her award from Buxton & Leek College Principal, Len Tildsley

Business admin student Amy Brittain-Cartlidge has scooped the Apprentice of the Year award from Buxton & Leek College.

Amy, 19, is studying a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, while working with the democratic and legal team at the Peak District National Park Authority.

She was presented with the award as part of Buxton & Leek College’s National Apprenticeship Week celebrations.

Amy said: “I’m really happy to have received this award. I’ve learned a lot throughout my apprenticeship and I’ve had great support from all team members at the Peak District National Park Authority. They’ve answered all my questions and helped me to understand business processes.

“I come from a farming background so it’s nice to work at an organisation which is involved with nature and conservation. I’ve learned so much about the aims and values of the National Park as well as learning about the legal side and working with committees and Authority members.”

Amy’s line manager, Ruth Crowder added, “Amy has fitted into the team exceptionally well. She is always professional and respectful and a great team player. This is a great achievement for her.”

Andrea McCaskie, head of law at the National Park Authority, said, “We are really proud of Amy and this rewards her dedication to her work.”

Amy was one of seven college students nominated for the award. Her tutor, Fiona Kearns, commented, “Amy never misses a class or meeting and her assignments are always handed in on time.

“She has been able to provide some great workplace examples – developing her skills in the use of technology and supporting other members of the team. Amy has worked hard over the last year and is completing the final preparations for End Point Assessment, where I feel she will achieve great success, which will support her future career.”


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