Abbie, 18, started her personal development by completing a voluntary placement at Clockhouse Pre-School Centre in Nottingham alongside classroom learning with learndirect.
Proving herself to be a valuable team member she quickly gained a paid Apprenticeship, being described by her manager as a breath of fresh air.
Abbie worked incredibly hard, took on responsibilities above the requirements of her level 2 and developed strong skills.
She finally achieved her qualification after some real graft, perseverance and positive mental attitude.
Abbie won a national learndirect Inspiration Award in 2014.
Abbie said, “I’m really enjoying my Apprenticeship. I’ve gained so much confidence and feel like I’m successful now.”
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