Georgina wins apprentice of the year title

Former Berwick Academy pupil Georgina Swan has just won Newcastle City Learning's Apprentice of the Year 2016.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 12:26 pm
Updated Monday, 4th July 2016, 13:36 pm
Georgina Swan

She was presented with the award by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle last week.

Georgina applied for the apprenticeship online and was the successful candidate from a potential 500 applicants.

She commenced her career at Newcastle University in September 2015 in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, and has shown nothing but enthusiasm for the role and a willingness to help all staff and students she encounters since that time.

Manager Carol Barnett said: “She is a friendly and welcoming face at the reception desk and always offers to go above and beyond the responsibilities of her role to find the best solutions for everyone.”

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Day to day the role has involved ensuring the smooth running of the School Office, co-ordinating coursework deadlines and processes, and assisting with events such as conferences and receptions.

She also supports staff with various teaching and research-related activities.

Georgina has also become involved helping academic members of staff and researchers within the school with cutting-edge research for which she has had her name published on a draft journal paper, which is a fantastic achievement.

Georgina, also a former pupil at Berwick Middle School, is now hoping to further her studies by finishing her level 2 NVQ in Business Administration before commencing level 3, whilst continuing to offer support in her administration role at the university.

Newcastle City Learning offer courses, NVQs, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities to adults in Newcastle. The service provides learning opportunities for people to gain skills for employment or to improve their job prospects, to develop their hobbies, to increase their confidence or to learn for fun.