Many congratulations to Josh White, 2009 Bablake graduate and Old Wheatleyans RFC winger, who is the 2015 EAL National Advanced Apprentice of the Year.
Already the West Midlands 2015 winner, Joshua, a digital apprentice at IBM, received the excellent news of his win at the National Awards ceremony last week. The awards, now in their twelfth 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.
Mr Mark Woodward, Head of Careers, commented: "I am delighted that Josh has received this recognition. He did not rush his Post 18 Options, spending his gap year working in a local school. He then gained experience with Lantra and the Adecco Group before landing an excellent three year apprenticeship with IBM. He has also spent time helping some of our Sixth Formers with their decisions and is returning this week for our Careers Convention to offer advice to pupils."
To read more about Josh's life as an apprentice at IBM, please click here for interview with technology reporter Kate Russell.
(Photograph by Amy Christian.)