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Young Apprentice Winner Talks To Town's Students

Tuesday April 2 2013


Ashleigh Porter-Exley Ashleigh Porter-Exley


THE winner of BBC's Young Apprentice 2012 gave motivational talks to Barnsley students to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week.

The eighteen-year-old Ashleigh Porter-Exley, from Wath, beat off stiff competition from 11 other candidates to win the title and an investment of £25,000 from Lord Alan Sugar towards a future business project.

To inspire other local teenagers to follow in her footsteps, Ashleigh delivered motivational talks to students at Horizon Community College, Barnsley Academy, Shafton ALC and Dearne ALC as well as hosting a talk at the Digital Media Centre.

"I really enjoy travelling to different schools and colleges to talk to students about the benefits of apprenticeships whilst sharing my story with them," said Ashley. "It's not where you come from or how you speak, it's about where you're going and what you will achieve."

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Reply Posted by Cathy on Wednesday April 3 2013 at 09:22
Well said this girl!
I hope her audience took on board her comments and feel inspired to achieve.