An apprentice working at Tendring District Council (TDC) has been recognised as part of a national scheme.
Sophie Floyd, a Career Track Apprentice in the HR team who has just begun her level 3 apprenticeship, took part in the Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) 2020 Apprentice of the Year event.
This event is designed to test candidates’ personal qualities, while also building their confidence and resilience – all to help talent shine, and showcasing the tremendous breadth and depth of that emerging talent within the public sector.
In total 13 people took part in this national event, and Sophie was given the Spirit of the Programme Award.
Councillor Neil Stock OBE, Leader of TDC, said: “Sophie is a fantastic talent within the People, Performance and Projects department here at Tendring District Council, a role which sees her supporting a lot of corporate work right across the authority, and she is heavily involved with the team.
“This award is justly deserved, and I think reflects not only a celebration of Sophie’s own fantastic talent, but is also a wider statement on the success of our Career Track team and the ‘grow your own’ ethos we have here at Tendring.”
Sophie, 23 and from Clacton, added: “I was very pleased to have been recognised with this award. The Apprentice of the Year event really helped to develop my skillset and prepare me further for my future career.”