Kath, who completed a Level 5 leadership and management apprenticeship whilst working as manager of a residential home for GreenSquareAccord, won the Apprentice of the Year award (Level 4 and above).
Kath was nominated by her college assessor who said:
“As manager of a large residential home, Kath had to go above and beyond as a result of the impact of Covid-19.
“Due to visiting restrictions and the unavailability of medical staff she had to extend her role to include intense end-of-life care – comforting those who were unable to have their families with them at the end – as well as having to confirm deaths and support staff through an extremely difficult and traumatic few months when, at times, they were on call 24 hours-a-day.
“Despite the added physical and mental pressures, Kath still successfully completed the Level 5 qualification, developed processes in the residential home that was shared as good practice across the organisation, and has since been promoted to manage a new project.”
Read what Kath had to say about her apprenticeship training here