Havant student is Apprentice of the Year

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A WOMAN from Havant has been given the award of PETA Apprentice of the Year.

Bethany Stephens of SmartLouvre Technology was selected from a short list of 350 apprentices.

At an evening at North Harbour, Miss Stephens won the award, which was presented by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth.

Miss Stephens, who trained at PETA’s Business Training Centre in Arundel, said: ‘My apprenticeship has brought about a lot of personal growth and development. It has made me have a sense of self-worth that I had never previously had, making me realise I have a lot to offer.

‘I believe others could look at my apprenticeship and realise that apprenticeships are a real opportunity to develop and grow as an individual. It gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the working world while still having the support of a training organisation to help you along the way.’

‘My ambitions have blossomed so much, I would like to develop into a managing director.’