A huge achievement took place for Georgia Butler who was a double award winner at the Sheffield City Region Apprentice Awards 2019.
Georgia was recognised for her continuous hard work and dedication, taking home not one award from the evening but two! She was crowned the winner of the Business and Law category as well as the Public Service Apprentice of the year.
Georgia who now works as a permanent member of the Trust in the safeguarding and standards business support team, took the time out of her busy day to speak with us and tell us all about the night.
Q: How did you start as an apprentice with the Trust?
A: I had no idea what to do before I started my apprenticeship. I found my apprenticeship online and thought it was perfect for me. I finished my apprenticeship 8 months ago and now I have a job in safeguarding and support with the Trust and I just love it! I love my job. I know it inside out and I am always happy to come to work.
Q: How did you feel when you found out you had been nominated?
A: I didn’t really understand what I had been nominated for, until it was explained to me, but it was a good feeling to be nominated by my manager and recognised for my work.
Q: How did you feel when you won the award?
A: I was very shocked, it was brilliant though to win it just because I never thought I’d be doing what I do now.
Q: Did you expect to win?
A: No I was just so shocked, my manager said that when I won the second time I looked so comfortable receiving it but my face still looked so shocked. I was up against some tough competition so I didn’t expect to win either award. I was up against others who work in my office and in my Trust and I think it would have been good if they had won one too, but I was just greedy and got them both.
Q: Will you use this accomplishment to inspire others thinking of becoming an apprentice?
A: Yes definitely, any time someone doesn’t know what to do I say to them try an apprenticeship because it’s great. I wouldn’t have got the job I do now without my apprenticeship because I didn’t have the qualifications I needed but I have them now through my apprenticeship and they have helped me get to where I am today.