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OPCC Apprentice achieves two Apprenticeship Champion Awards

  • Last Updated: 29-05-2024 at 15:05

Gemma being presented with the award by Councillor Mrs Patricia Anne Bradwell OBE

An apprentice within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) received two awards at the 2024 Greater Lincolnshire Apprentice Champion Awards, hosted by Lincolnshire County Council and partners.

Gemma Williams was announced as the Government and Public Services Apprenticeship Champion, and the overall Apprentice Champion at the awards ceremony held on the 16th of May at The Showroom in Lincoln.

The awards recognise and celebrate the incredible achievements of both apprentices, training providers and employers throughout Greater Lincolnshire.  

Gemma is currently working towards her NVQ level 3 business management within the OPCC and was put forward for the award by her team due to her continued hard work and commitment within the role.

Gemma said: “To be awarded both the Government and Public Services award and then be crowned Overall Winner was a truly amazing experience. I have really enjoyed my apprenticeship so to be recognised in this way for my hard work and determination is amazing.

“I am extremely grateful to all the staff within the OPCC, and at Lincoln College for giving me the opportunity, training, and expertise to really be able to shine in my role.”

Gemma’s line manager said: “It has been my absolute pleasure to mentor and guide Gemma in her apprenticeship journey with the OPCC. Her dedication, initiative, positive attitude, and resilience are key to her success. Her achievements showcase the positive impact apprentices can have within an organisation, and we are immensely proud of her.

“Greater Lincolnshire covers a vast area and a large number of organisations across multiple sectors – for Gemma to win both the Government and Public Services award and then be crowned Overall Winner is a testament to her personally and professionally. I look forward to seeing where Gemma’s career path leads and have no doubt that she will excel in whichever avenue she chooses.”