An apprentice from the Diss Express area is celebrating after scooping a prestigious national Apprentice of the Year Award last Wednesday.
Joshua Gould, of Unit 23 in Diss, and lives near Thorndon, was recognised at an awards ceremony by Creative and Cultural Skills at the Black Stage Centre in Purfleet, Essex last Wednesday.
Josh has been studying since September 2013 for his Level 3 Diploma in Community Arts Management with Access Apprenticeships. The Gold Arts Award completes his apprenticeship framework and he has so far worked on a range of marketing, creative and event projects in his role as Business Support Administrator at Unit 23.
Joshua said; “I enjoy the fact that I have been warmly integrated into the workforce despite my lack of experience. The amount of trust that has been given has allowed me to grow as a person as well as an employee”.
Director of Unit Twenty Three, Emrys Green, said; “Josh was chosen from a small but strong field of candidates that we invited for interview. His enthusiasm and commitment are demonstrated through his excellent work ethic and he is a real team player.
“It is also testament to his line manager, Natasha Walsh, that he has felt so at home within our new organisation.”