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Ross has been recognised for his positive can-do attitude

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A Fenland District Council HR administration apprentice who is ‘always ready to take on a new challenge’ has been recognised at regional awards. Ross Potter was named Business Disciplines (HR & Management) Apprentice of the Year 2024 award at the Cambridge Regional College Apprenticeship Awards.

An awards citation said: “Ross has been recognised for his positive can-do attitude in HR & Management, his immaculate attendance record, and completion of all assignment deadlines throughout the course.

“He has passed each subject at the first attempt and has a polite and professional manner both in college and in the workplace.

“He is recognised across his authority as someone who doesn’t shy away from a challenge and will get involved in all areas of work to continuously develop and reinforce his learning.”

Business disciplines (HR & Management) Apprentice of the Year 2024 Fenland District Council’s Ross Potter with Mark Robertson Cambridge Regional College (CRC) principal

Business disciplines (HR & Management) Apprentice of the Year 2024 Fenland District Council’s Ross Potter with Mark Robertson Cambridge Regional College (CRC) principal

Cllr Jan French, deputy leader of Fenland District Council, said: “I’m delighted to say Ross’s award adds to a growing list of excellence awards for our teams.”

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Ross, 25, of south Lincolnshire, spent five years in early years education before deciding on a career switch and joining the council in April 2022.

He said: “Changing the direction of my career was a big decision but I am so glad I did it as an apprenticeship.

“Doing an apprenticeship has meant I was able to get direct experience that I just would not have got from being in a classroom.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity Fenland District Council has given me and the help and support they have offered throughout.”

Mark Robertson, Cambridge Regional College (CRC) principal, said: “We are proud to support future and current talent through apprenticeships and provide support to employers.”

 

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