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Port of Dover Apprentice wins East Kent College ‘Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ award

Port of Dover IT Apprentice, Abigail Wilkins has been awarded Outstanding Apprentice of the Year by East Kent College after demonstrating exceptional professional development in both her working role at the port and as a student at East Kent College.

She joined the port’s IT department in September 2015 on a 2-year apprenticeship and completed the Software, Web & Telecoms Level 3 NVQ within 18 months and has since completed the Level 4 – an admirable achievement.

As a result of her hard work and dedication, Abi was offered a permanent role as IT Technician (Improver) in the port’s IT department at the end of her apprenticeship in August 2017 and is developing her career via a 2-year Improvement Plan.

East Kent College Head of Computing and Access, Annike Dase said: “Abi was an exemplary apprentice who continually challenged herself in her workplace as well as her academic studies. She always applied herself fully and continually achieved high grades for her work.”

The Port of Dover apprenticeship programme offers exciting opportunities to school and college leavers such as the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications and gain valuable work experience whilst receiving a salary.