Our Modern Apprentice Assessor Gemma Rooney from Dundee who helps young employed people into a Modern Apprenticeship has won an excellence award from one of the largest education, training and employability organisations in the UK.
Gemma won the Excellence in Work Based Learning award at NCG’s annual Excellence Awards, held at Newcastle College, which celebrates the very best in teaching and learning in the organisation.
“Winning the award made me feel very proud and was a little overwhelmed at first considering the tough competition in the group. It was lovely for everyone to gain recognition for the hard work that they do. Everything I do is for the learners to achieve progression within their job roles and seeing them progress gives me the motivation and job satisfaction to do what I do,” said Gemma.
Gemma has used her wealth of experience in the Hospitality, Retail and Business Administration sectors and her positive personality to forge great relationships with colleagues and the young people and employers she works with.
“I’m absolutely delighted for Gemma and all of Rathbone Training’s finalists who all deserve to be praised for their fantastic hard work and dedication which is making a real difference to our learners lives,” said Ian Webber, Managing Director of Rathbone Training.
Over the last year Gemma’s learners have gone on to complete Level 2 qualifications within their Modern Apprenticeships with many advancing to the Level 3 qualifications and progressing within their job roles.
“Gemma is a very dedicated person who always puts her learner's first and takes the time to listen to them and supports and encourages them in every way to achieve their goals,” said Graham Thomson, Lead Tutor for Rathbone Training in Dundee.
Rathbone Training is one of seven divisions within NCG which also includes Newcastle College, Intraining, West Lancashire College, Newcastle Sixth Form College, Kidderminster College and Carlisle College.
This is the fourth year that NCG hosted the awards which this year received over 500 nominations in all of the categories.