HTA events team apprentice Chloe Bye has been nominated for the ‘best apprentice in a small business’ category in the Newbury College Apprenticeship Award programme.
Chloe, who joined the HTA in February 2013, is working towards her NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Marketing. Since joining the HTA Chloe has been involved in a number of key events such as the HTA Biosecurity Conference, HTA National Plant Show, HTA Garden Futures Conference, HTA Seasonal Plants Focus Conference and the HTA Catering Conference.
The Awards presentation takes place on 5 March at Newbury College, during National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 March 2014).
Commenting on Chloe’s nomination HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris, “It is fantastic news to hear that Chloe has been nominated for this award. Throughout the course of the year Chloe has had a lot of hands on experience of all aspects of event management and is a valued member of the team.”
She adds, “Apprenticeships are proving to be a real choice now for young talented people and business should take the opportunity to recruit and develop young talent now, to secure the future. This is the approach we have taken at the HTA with apprentices in our events and IT teams.”
According to the National Apprenticeship Service 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to the business including the introduction of new ideas, improved staff morale and better staff retention.