A Training 2000 apprentice who recently completed her course has been announced as a winner at the North West National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony.
Ellenor Stavert, who works as an apprentice Chorley & District General Hospital was winner in the region for the Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year – following the completion of her Level 4 AAT.
Working within the finance team, Ellenor has excelled within her role, gaining 3 promotions in two years and growing her skills and knowledge – which she has been able to take straight into the workplace.
The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
Talking about her experience of being her apprenticeship and career development, Ellenor said:
“I chose the apprenticeship route once I finished my A-levels as I wanted to start working and gaining valuable experience within my field whilst at the same time achieving a professional qualification; and I have never looked back.
“My apprenticeship gave me the perfect grounding, giving me all the skills I required to progress quickly through my organisation. I have always grabbed every opportunity available to me and I have been honoured to take on some really challenging work which has boosted my confidence as well as building up really strong relationships with my colleagues.
“I am now studying towards becoming a chartered accountant, and hope to be fully qualified within the next two years.”
Businesses across Lancashire have the opportunity to gain an in-depth look at the threats posed by cyber criminals at ‘Cybergeddon’, an immersive, interactive seminar which highlights the consequences of not taking cyber security seriously.
Taking place on Wednesday, 16th November at Training 2000’s Cyber Security Centre in Nelson, Lancashire, this free ‘scare attraction’ style event will mix informative information with an exciting, innovative concept to help business leaders get to grips with how easy it is for a business to fall victim to an attack.
Small teams of delegates will take part in a series of challenges and tasks to ‘Free the Hacker’ who is the only person that can stop Cybergeddon in its tracks – getting to grips with some of the main techniques that cyber criminals themselves use to target companies online every day.
Looking at cyber risks such as phishing, password cracking and website cloning, delegates will also be shown the very latest best practice in aiming to prevent a breach in their organisation which could cause a Cybergeddon of their own.
The two-hour sessions will include critical information for people of all knowledge levels, from tech-savvy IT professionals to anyone operating in a business which utilises the web and other digital systems to operate day-to-day.
Sarah Green, cyber security business manager at Training 2000 said:
“We’ve found that one of the main problems businesses face in both not knowing the potential cyber risks alongside the scale of the damage which a hacker can do.
“Businesses can be shut down by even a relatively simple cyber breach – and this exciting event is designed to make the world of cyber security engaging and understandable for everyone – bringing a cyber-attack to life in a safe environment.”