Strabane's Victoria is up for Apprentice of the Year

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 11:49 -- Editor

Local girl Victoria Spratt has been shortlisted for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ title at a local Business Awards after securing a paid placement thanks to assistance from Strabane Training Services.

Victoria secured a part-time job with Russells shoe shop, which rapidly became a paid apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship NI Programme allows a business to recruit new staff as apprentices or to upskill existing staff for reasons of career progression, new job roles etc.
Starting as a general help who did casual hours outside school, Victoria used the scheme to progress into a full-time, front of house leading customer service role, which has helped her develop her social media knowledge, giving her confidence and honing her overall customer service skills.