Apprentice of the Month - October 2022

Written on: 31 October 2022

Written by: Anna Peart

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[Apprentice]

Hocus Pocus 2 isn't the only highlight of October 2022 - we have our Apprentice of the Month award!

This month, we received a number of outstanding nominations from our employers highlighting their apprentices' achievements and impact they’ve had in the workplace. So, without further ado, here is Octobers Apprentice of the Month...

Apprentice of the month

Our Apprentice of the Month winner if Mollie Pinnington! Mollie is currently completing her Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at Resolve Energy.

Mollie was nominated by her line manager James Thompson, the Digital Transformation Manager at Resolve, who shared all about her amazing progression and the impact she has had since starting her apprenticeship:

“Mollie has been working incredibly hard over the past year delivering a constant stream of content to our websites and social media platforms. Her work has gone from strength to strength, culminating in her most recent work bringing our online visibility to new levels.

“Before Mollie, our website was receiving no more than 150 visitors a week. Our website is now receiving thousands of new visitors each week, reaching over 5k new visitors in one week recently. Comparing this week to the same week last year, there was a 3,735% increase in new users. What has been most incredible about this is that the traffic Mollie is generating is now directly contributing to our revenue, bringing in a stream of new customers and sales.

Not only has Mollie excelled in her role from the beginning, but she has also had to overcome some challenges and changes to her industry which she has taken in her stride:

“Resolve Energy is a commercial energy consultant, and the business energy price cap has been huge news in our industry. Mollie’s ability to capitalise on the increased searches for this topic has been superb. Her articles on the price cap have been read by thousands of people so far with one article almost reaching 10k views.

“It’s not just the volume of traffic that has been impressive, but the quality of her work. Just yesterday, one of our inbound leads commented to our Sales Advisor on Mollie’s work, stating he read the article on our website regarding the government business energy scheme and was really impressed as it was well written and clear which no other article has been. In his words, it was “better than what the government have released”.

“It’s worth noting that Mollie’s article on the business price cap reached number one on Google. It ranked not only above all our competitors, but also above both the government and Ofgem’s own guidance. Even over a month later it is still page one.”

A huge congratulations to you Mollie, keep up the amazing work!

stand out nominees

This month, we have also received many other incredible nominations from our employers! Take a look at the amazing achievements from 8 other of our apprentices:

ANDREW FELTON, LOGICAL RESOURCES

“Andy is an absolute superstar. He’s always looking for different ways to improve his work and learn more. He’s created some incredible resources for us as well as a brilliant video. On top of that he’s managing his coursework, always looking for ways to improve it and giving it 110% every time. He’s coming on in leaps and bounds and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s going to become an incredible marketer. He has a bright future ahead of him.”

BECKIE LEES, FIFTY EIGHT

“Beckie has become a treasured member of the team and has fully participated in our business operations, often taking on a proactive and innovative role. She has quickly developed a nuanced understanding of how to adapt our digital marketing strategy to reach an international audience in over 20 languages across a wide number of geographies and cultural demographics. A huge achievement!”

CHARLIE SMITH, NBMS

“Charlie joined us in August 2022 and has fitted in really well with the team. She brings fresh ideas and a positive can-do attitude to the marketing team, as well as helping out other teams where she can. Charlie has picked up the role really quickly and is very keen to learn all the different software packages we use. She has shown a lot of dedication to her apprenticeship with Baltic since she started working with us. She is always making sure she is ahead of deadlines and targets.”

CHRIS NEWELL - EAST MIDLANDS ACADEMY TRUST

“From the moment Chris joined us, we could tell there was something unique about him. He gives every end-user his undivided attention to help resolve their issue and has a positive attitude, ensuring that users leave with a smile, he also keeps the teams spirits up through busy and tough times. He has a thirst for knowledge and brilliant attitude that I have never seen in any other apprentice in my lifetime! Chris is a fantastic addition to the EMAT IT team, and I hope that when his apprenticeship comes to an end, he continues to work here for many years to come.”

HOLLY SPENCE - PMD BUSINESS FINANCE

“Holly is an absolute superstar and continues to build in confidence at PMD. She is super organised, efficient and isn’t fazed by what can be a very fast past and slightly hectic environment work environment. Holly continues to being new ideas and suggestions to our business whilst also pushing herself outside of her comfort zone to develop new skills and develop personally. In summary Holly is a great asset and we are looking forward to seeing what other skills she can bring to the business as she completes her level 4.”

JACOB MARSHALL – ACCORD MULTI ACADEMY TRUST

“Jacob has excelled in his apprenticeship from day 1, self-motivated, organised, reliable and mature beyond his years. Jacob's professionalism has been noted by staff and students at all levels, including our CEO. Jacob's technical competence is excellent, and I know he will do very well in his career. Jacob is very employable, both from a personal perspective and a competence aspect.”

JANET ARMSTRONG - GORILLA WORKWEAR

“Jan has continued to excel in her apprenticeship with us here at Gorilla Workwear. She consistently goes above and beyond, fast becoming a highly productive and valued member of our Digital Marketing team. In short, she is eager and quick to learn, constantly putting into practise what she is learning from her course work and her own pursuit of knowledge in all areas to help us improve and expand our footprint and reach.”

LEE DODGSON, EXCEL POINT

“Since the first day of joining Excelpoint, Lee has approached every task with a can-do attitude. He has no qualms about picking up the phone and talking to customers, especially if he’s wanting more information about an incident or project that he’s working on with them. He’s always polite and takes full ownership, which is reflected in all of the positive feedback that we’ve had from our customers. During project meetings, Lee has started to pick up the skills to ask pertinent questions to the customer that are both relevant and key to the success of the project. All of this is showing that he has become an important member of our consultancy team, not just to Excelpoint, but also to our customers.”

Nominate your Apprentice 

If you’ve got a Baltic Apprentice who deserves some recognition, we’d love to share their story!

Please send your nomination (around 200 words) to nominations@balticapprenticeships.com.

Nominations are open until the 23rd of each month. Any nominations we receive after this date will be considered for the next award.

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