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Allerdale Borough Council employee wins Apprentice of the Year accolade

Wednesday 18 July 2015

An 18-year old apprentice at Allerdale Borough Council has come out on top at an awards ceremony organised by Lakes College.

Kieran Hodgson, who works in the Housing & Health department at the Council won the ‘Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice of the Year’ accolade at the event on Thursday 2nd July at Lakes College.

Kieran from Whitehaven, was nominated for the award by his line manager, Barry Chambers, for showing high levels of dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to his role. Barry, the Corporate Health & Safety Advisor at Allerdale Borough Council, said: “Kieran always gives 100 per cent to any work that is given to him and I am delighted that he won the award and received the recognition he deserves. He is eager to succeed and has a bright future ahead of him so this award was very well deserved.”

Kieran, who is keen to progress a career in Health & Safety and is also currently undertaking his NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) qualification, said: “I was quite nervous on the night as the apprentice award was one of the last ones to be announced so I had to wait for what felt like hours! I was surprised to hear my name called out but I was naturally really pleased - as were my parents who were supporting me in the audience.

“I really enjoy my job as it’s fast-paced and I’m never doing the same thing every day. One minute I could be dealing with events and risk assessments then the next I could be out on site inspections or carrying out fire risk or hazardous substances assessments.”

Kieran, who is one of over 1,000 Lakes College apprentices, was presented with a certificate of achievement, trophy and £150 worth of shopping vouchers at the annual event, which celebrates students’ hard work and success.

Allerdale Borough Council’s Apprenticeship Programme is a key priority in its Reducing Poverty Strategy.

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