In October 2017, Mary Sheriff was nominated by a1-cbiss and her designated Training Officer at The Engineering College for the National GTA Apprentice of the year award for her dedication and commitment to a1-cbiss, her programme and her attitude as an ‘ambassador’ for apprenticeships.
From a network of 12,500 apprenticeships, Mary has been shortlisted for the final 4!
Mary Sheriff commenced her apprenticeship at The Engineering College in September 2016 working towards an NVQ L3 Extended Diploma in Electronic/Electrical Engineering. Within no time at all Mary had completed 6 of the required 10 units to cover her BTEC Course with distinctions, and was well ahead of schedule and on target to achieve this qualification well before her end date.
Mary’s tutors commented on her progression, “Mary is a hardworking and determined young woman. She is keen to learn new skills and progress to greater heights. From day one Mary demonstrated the commitment to her own personal development and progression”.
Mary says “The apprenticeship route appealed to me because I am able to gain valuable experience while working in real-life job situations as opposed to purely studying theory. I now have the confidence to ask questions and communicate effectively. This has been beneficial to my progress in my apprenticeship but also to me as a person outside of my role in company”.
“Being in this work environment has allowed me to apply my charity work for The Little Princess Trust; donating the majority of my hair and raising money for an amazing cause. I have made significant progress in work as I feel like I belong as part of the engineering team”.
We’re really pleased with Mary and her shortlisting in getting to the final 4 for the award is fantastic. We wish Mary the best of luck!