Modern apprentice Shannon Wilson had the honour of being a Glasgow City Council Apprentice of the Year finalist and has now been nominated for the Scottish Training Federation Apprentice of the Year 2015. The management accounts apprentice has been put forward for the award by service accountants David Gow and Karen McMillan – both of whom have recognised her outstanding contribution to both the workplace and her own personal development.
Shannon joined Cordia in August 2013 as a school leaver and has taken on several roles within the finance department. She has also completed a host of learning courses including the vocational level two qualification in just five months; 19 months shy of the recommended two years. She has since gone on to complete vocational level three in six months, plus the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) and online Gold courses including customer care and data protection.
The 19-year-old from Rutherglen, who played a role volunteering at this year’s Staff Recognition Awards, insists she is enjoying her time with Cordia.
“I became an apprentice after leaving school as I wanted to work in a finance admin role but learn on the job,” said Shannon. “I have really enjoyed it from the start and the learning opportunities it has provided has allowed me to develop my skills in a working environment.”
Karen praised her protégé: “Shannon has embraced everything put in front of her. She has learned roles inside out and has been a great addition to the team. She picks up new processes very quickly and has a first class work ethic. We can’t praise her enough.”
“She is a real asset to the team and she has fitted in extremely well. She has grown in confidence tremendously since she first joined us eighteen months ago.”
Good luck Shannon.