Apprentice scoops prestigious award

Grace Harwood is presented with her City and Guilds Medal for Excellence Award.
Grace Harwood is presented with her City and Guilds Medal for Excellence Award.

A Bridlington apprentice has landed a prestigious national accolade.

Grace Harwood, who attends Bishop Burton College, was recently presented with the City and Guilds Medal for Excellence Award.

Grace, aged 20, received the award for her progress on her higher apprenticeship in agriculture at Broachdale Birds Ltd, after being nominated by the college and her employer for her outstanding dedication to the role.

Grace said: “I can’t believe I’ve been awarded this medal. It’s a great achievement and something I’m so proud of.

“I really enjoy my apprenticeship at Broachdale Birds as I have been given lots of opportunities by my employer and my assessor to do things a typical apprentice wouldn’t do. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their help and support over the last three years – I’m over the moon.”

Bill Meredith, deputy principal at Bishop Burton College, said: “I am delighted to be presenting Grace with this City and Guilds Medal for Excellence. It is one of the highest accolades an apprentice can achieve, with less than 100 awarded each year. Grace is described by her employer and peers as conscientious, hardworking and a great asset to the team; a very worthy recipient of today’s award.”

City and Guilds’ Medals for Excellence, which have been awarded for the last 100 years, recognise the achievements of apprentices, lecturers and trainers who have achieved great results by producing exceptional work – going above and beyond what is expected to achieve their goals.