Lizzie Hosken, 22 of Truro-based accountants Clark Jenner Angove has been named the UK’s Advanced Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 National Apprenticeship Awards after winning the regional award earlier this year.
Lizzie was recognised for her contribution to her employer including introducing new measures to ensure high standards and training a new apprentice.
Completing her AAT Payroll Level 2 and 3 in record time whilst completing her AAT Level 3 in accountancy, Lizzie is now working towards completing her AAT Level 4 qualification and hopes to continue her training further.
Lizzie said: “I’m really surprised to have won as the other two candidates were so good. My fiancée, employer and parents will all be really pleased and it’s so nice to be able to give something back. I’ve done my whole training at Cornwall College Camborne and at Clark Jenner Angove. I started at the bottom and worked my way up and now I want to move on to do a higher apprenticeship.”
Manager Jayne Angove, from Clark Jenner Angove, said: “We’re delighted to see all of Lizzie’s hard work and dedication to her college work and time spent out of the office recognised. She wants to progress to a higher level and I’m sure she can achieve whatever she sets her mind to.”
Steve Hancock, head of work-based learning at Cornwall College said: “This is such an achievement for Lizzie but I can’t say it came as a surprise. She has done fantastically in her apprenticeship over the last few years and fully deserves the recognition for her hard work”.
In her spare time Lizzie is secretary of her local Young Farmers Club which encourages education and social skills for young people and is completing a farm secretary course through Duchy College Rural Business School.
The National Apprenticeship Awards run by the National Apprenticeship Service, recognise the nation’s top apprentices who have made outstanding contributions to their workplace as well as demonstrating commitment to their own professional development.