CT Skills’ Apprentice of the Year 2016/17: Ellie Gorman

Wednesday, August 23 2017

Ellie (19) chose to do an apprenticeship after leaving Sixth Form as she wanted to move away from the traditional classroom-based education system we spend so much of our early lives in.

However, she still wanted to carry on learning and acquire new skills while gaining the experience of working in a business too.

So Ellie, from Hucknall, joined CT Skills back in November 2016 as a level 2 business administration apprentice, working in our Alan House learning centre in the middle of Nottingham.

She said that she was attracted to the role because of its varied and challenging nature, as well as the opportunities to progress and gain new skills and qualifications.

“No day is ever the same,” she said.

“After meeting all my work colleagues, I felt like I belonged to the tight-knit group straight away and I couldn’t ask for a more supportive team to work with.”

Since being with us, Ellie has done so well in her role that she’s been awarded with the prestigious honour of being CT Skills’ Apprentice of the Year for 2016/17.

Ellie was delighted with the accolade as it recognised “the hard work and dedication” she puts into her role and in supporting others.

Lucy Howl is CT Skills’ area manager in Nottingham and is delighted with Ellie’s contribution: “If we could clone Ellie so that we had another version of her in the centre, we would happily do so.


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“Ellie lives and breathes the CT Skills values and does so with grace and class – she is good humoured, calm and extremely efficient.

“The support she gives the whole team is second to none and she is never too busy to help.

“Ellie knows the centre and understands the pressures so well that it feels like she’s always been an integral part of the team.”

Already well ahead of schedule in her apprenticeship work, Ellie has her sights set on completing her Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship and then progressing onto level 3.

“I constantly want to better myself and achieve the best I can within my job,” she said. 

“I can do that by helping not only myself but other staff members and all the learners we come across each day too.”

Ellie hopes her apprenticeship success can act as an example to those who may be considering an apprenticeship as their next choice.

“It is genuinely enjoyable and rewarding for those who want to build on their skills and adjust to the world of work.”

By Jarrad Johnson, PR & Communications Executive

If Ellie’s success has made you want to explore what apprentice opportunities we have available, please get in touch with us on 0115 9599 544 or for more information.