Our award winning apprentice

Getting the initial assessment right for apprenticeship standards is vital as it underpins a high-quality individual learning programme that delivers impactful and career defining outcomes.

John Turner, from Nottingham has recently finished his Business Administrator apprenticeship with a distinction grade in all elements (knowledge test, portfolio interview and project presentation) of the final end point assessment. A distinction result acknowledges the time and commitment made to the Apprenticeship Standard which wouldn’t have been achievable without the support from John’s employer, Nottinghamshire County Council. They've been instrumental in allowing John the opportunities to widen his skills.

“Everyone has been so supportive. Kayleigh from Futures has been incredible throughout and provided the direction and advice even when I’ve wobbled! I can’t thank my managers, Emily and Geoff, enough for providing the project management knowledge and allowing me the time that I needed. All of the extra projects they let me fly on have added to my learnings and experience that I didn’t have before."

Testament to his hard work and determination, John was recently nominated in D2N2 Compact Apprenticeship Awards for apprentices within Public Sector, and received the award for Level 3 Public Service Apprentice of the Year.

Daphne Saxelby, Head of Performance and Innovation commended John on his hard work and dedication to his learning and the support the council have provided to allow him to develop his new skills and knowledge, “At Futures we strongly believe that successful learning through apprenticeships are built on trusted partnerships between our employers, apprentices and team. John has had amazing support from Nottinghamshire County Council who are now benefitting from his new skills and expertise. I’m very proud of the coaching and support provided by the Futures team for John and all our apprentices and look forward to celebrating their continued successes in the near future.”

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