A FORMER business administration apprentice has been shortlisted for an accolade at this year’s South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards.
The awards recognise and reward the individuals and organisations involved in apprenticeships across the region, and Madelaine Lingard, who has just completed her business administrator apprenticeship, will attend the final this week
Madelaine completed her apprenticeship at Barnsley Hospital and gained distinctions in all three of the components of her course.
She described the course as a ‘great way to incorporate working full-time whilst learning’.
“It feels great,” she said.
“I really wasn’t expecting to be nominated for an award, never mind being chosen as a finalist.
“I really am speechless.
“I’m proud of myself I have had a really difficult time over the past year and there were times that I didn’t think I would complete the course.
“But with the right support I was able to come out on top and secure a permanent job at Barnsley Hospital doing something I love, so I’m proud of myself for doing that.”