Apprentice Beats 12500 Trainees At Awards - The Directory Group

Apprentice beats 12,500 trainees at awards

An apprentice is celebrating success after she had recently taken home a top award at a recent business event. 

Gemma Loader, from Bedhampton, was already in high-spirits after she was awarded a national accolade at the SEMTA Skills Awards in London at the beginning of March. 

Gemma won the GTA England National Apprentice of the Year award at the event in which 12,500 apprentices are a part of the network and may have been awarded themselves. 

Gemma was ecstatic with her achievenet and said it was surprising she was even selected as one of the finalists. 

She said: "I was so surprised to even be selected as one of four finalists out of 12,500 business apprentices. 

"To be a finalist in the awards was such a great opportunity. Winning an award was wonderful and something I will never forget. The awards have made me realise that the opportunities provided by apprenticeships are endless."

Gemma desires to be influential for the National Apprenticeship Service to inspire young adults considering an apprenticeship.


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