National Recognition for Accountancy Apprentice

May 14, 2018

Huge congratulations are in order for Training 2000 Level 4 AAT accountancy apprentice, Joe.

Joe’s employer, Gow & Partners from Blackburn, submitted an application to the GTA England National Apprenticeship Awards.  Out of 12,500 apprentices in the Business Services category, Joe was shortlisted to the final four . The awards were presented at the prestigious SEMTA Skills Awards in London.

Sandy Gow, Director of Gow & Partners said “Joe has a gift that gives him the ability to talk and feel comfortable with clients and partners alike, as well as concentrate on the figures. He has grown in confidence and can relate to the individuals needs and understand them. Through communication with them, he ensures they receive an excellent service. He is an inspiration being so young, aged 20, with so much potential to continue to grow the business. Being shortlisted for an industry-leading national award is a fantastic achievement. I am so proud.”

Joe added “When I first started my apprenticeship my confidence was very low, but because of the help and guidance I’ve received from both Sandy and Training 2000, I’m now able to go into important business meetings and talk confidently. When I heard that I had been shortlisted for the award, I was so proud of myself.  It’s a huge achievement.”

Joe was recently presented his award by Steph Whalley, Director of Business & Educational Standards at Training 2000 and Mark Maudsley, Chief Executive of GTA England.

Steph Whalley, said “It’s fantastic to see how much young apprentices can achieve with the right determination, support and opportunity. I am proud that Training 2000 has been able to be a part of Joe’s journey to success and a worthwhile career in accounting. He is a credit to his company – Gow & Partners, who really do go the extra mile to help their apprentices  gain skills, experience and knowledge which sets them up for life.”

Chief Executive of GTA England. Mark added, “We were delighted to hold our awards at such a prestigious event, this allowed us to showcase the work of Group Training Associations (GTA); if employers and our members are the crown of GTA England; then the apprentices are our jewels.”

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