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Suffolk apprentice wins national Highways accolade

Suffolk apprentice wins national Highways accolade

Georgie Power, Communications Assistant at Suffolk Highways won the Apprentice of the Year Award at the national Highways Awards; beating tough competition from across the UK.

Suffolk Highways submitted two entries and took home both awards on the night; one for Highway Partnership, which focussed on the entire contract and collaboration between Suffolk County Council and Kier, and the one for Georgie Power as Apprentice of the Year.

Georgie joined Suffolk Highways as an apprentice in 2016 at the age of 19. At the time Georgie had a 3-year-old son. Having been heavily pregnant at the time of her exams, and leaving school at 16 with limited qualifications, Georgie joined the team with an ambition to improve her skills, gain a qualification and start her career.

Since the start of her apprenticeship, Georgie has faced and overcome many hurdles, such as her dyslexia for example, with positivity and strength. Now an extremely valued member of the Communications and Customer Services team, Georgie has been determined to learn, grow and make a difference to the organisation, and continues to progress in her role, landing her many successes along the way.

The culmination of Georgie’s commitment, hard work and absolute tenacity in achieving better has resulted in her national recognition which is well-earned and could not be more deserving.

Article by Suffolk Chamber