Celebrating our award winning apprentices
Four members of NCH&C staff were nominated for this year's Norfolk apprenticeship awards which celebrate talented apprentices across the county for their outstanding contributions to the workplace.
The award ceremony took place during National Apprenticeship Week and was run by Apprenticeships Norfolk. With over 150 entries, this year’s awards showcased the best of Norfolk.
NCH&C were represented in the following categories this year:
Toni Lawrence, HR Service Support Manager
Apprentice of the Year – Higher / Degree Apprenticeship
Heidi Crisp, Community Assistant Practitioner
Apprentice of the Year – Impact Award
Becca Hague, Business Admin Apprentice
Zoe George, Community Assistant Practitioner
Apprentice of the Year – Achievement in Extraordinary Circumstances
Lauren Batley, Community Nurse
To have been shortlisted as a finalist for the eight awards is a huge achievement in itself and we were delighted that Becca and Lauren won in their categories:
Achievement in Exceptional Circumstances Award’ – Lauren Batley
Lauren’s apprenticeship journey was characterised by continuous change and challenge, having worked and studied throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in the health and care sector.
During her apprenticeship, Lauren experienced personal hardship and loss in her family that required her to become the main source of support for her parents and siblings. Lauren has been recognised as an exceptional role model within the team as well as supporting and mentoring her colleagues, especially around conversations with palliative patients.
‘Impact Award’ – Becca Hague
Becca stood out for her forward-thinking attitude to tasks and initiatives, her communication skills as well as her mature and respectful pastoral support for colleagues and learners that have experienced distress.
Having progressed to a more senior position over the course of her apprenticeship, our winning apprentice is now supporting the entire department as well as a wide range of external stakeholders. She is a great role model for young and aspiring Business Administrator apprentices to accept every opportunity to learn, apply these learnings, and have a real impact on the workplace culture.