Rotational Degree Apprentice, Holly Garrett, shortlisted for the CMI Apprentice of the Year 2019

Pearson College London Degree Apprentice, Holly Garrett, has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Apprentice of the Year. Since starting her degree within Pearson Business School in September 2016, she has worked for IBM, Tesco and Pearson; Holly’s skills and knowledge have increased during this time, which has meant that her responsibilities have grown year on year.

Holly is currently in her final year of the Rotational Degree Apprenticeship programme at Pearson Business School. Over the course of the three years, Holly has worked within the social media team at Tesco, the B2B team at Pearson, the Business Operations team at IBM and she is currently undertaking her final placement at Tesco within the Membership and Loyalty team.  She has made the most of every opportunity and acts as a spokesperson for her cohort and for apprentices in younger years.

The awards ceremony will take place on  Wednesday 27th February 2019 at ETC Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD.

Congratulations to Holly for being shortlisted for this fantastic award!  It's a great recognition for all of her hard work over the last three years both academically and professionally  - we can’t wait to see what she gets up to next!

Holly said:

"I'm really proud to be one of the three finalists; I am just approaching the final stretch of my degree apprenticeship and to receive this recognition for all the hard work and dedication I have put in over the past three years is really something special! My degree apprenticeship has provided me with so many amazing experiences and the opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills in an array of business disciplines. It is a journey I have thoroughly enjoyed.”

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We offer all full-time degree students guaranteed internships*, so they gain experience during their studies. Our degree apprentices also get to work within a company throughout their studies, so they gain valuable experience, learning on the job. We help our students to build their own professional networks; they’re taught by well-connected industry experts, and they get to make contacts at industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations.  We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oréal, and Sony Pictures, to WPP, Lloyds of London and IBM. Alongside their academic studies, it’s the experiences like these that help our students to develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed, as well as inspire them, so they have the drive and ambition to get ahead.

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