Apprentice of the year 2017

Cerys Piper, Regional Resources, Manpower Plymouth, Level 2 Business Administration.

We’re pleased to announce that Cerys Piper of Manpower has been chosen as Intec Business Colleges Apprentice of the Year 2017.

Cerys was selected by Intec’s CEO John Herman and MD Darren Bunting from a large selection of candidates, as they believe she has those exceptional qualities that an Apprentice of the Year should possess.

In August 2015 Cerys Piper was selected to work as an Apprentice in Administrative Support position, at a busy Recruitment Agency in Plymouth, little did she know this would be the first step into an already successful career.

Cerys joined Manpower straight from school, she had no experience within a business, let alone a fast paced recruitment environment. Over the last 18 months she has grown within her role: The Apprenticeship not only gave her a boost of confidence but developed her communication and organisational skills.  

Cerys’ Manager Martin Moseley is particularly pleased with her progress: “Cerys has those stand out from the rest skills, attributes and qualities that make an individual so successful in anything they do.  I have been working in the recruitment industry for over 20 years and Cerys features at the top of my list as an individual that displays high degrees of desire to succeed, enthusiasm, resilience, tenacity, professional, compassionate, patient and maturity, Cerys has only just turned 18 and displays those traits that you would normally see in someone in their early twenties based on both life experiences and age maturity.  Cerys is one of those rare gems that you find and fully deserves such recognition purely based on what she has achieved to date in such a short space of time.”

During her time with Manpower Cerys has become a very important part of the team and she has adopted both a professional approach and a can do attitude in every task she has been assigned to do.

In January 2016 Cerys was given the opportunity to stand in for a colleague whilst on maternity leave and she didn’t disappoint, she embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and met her targets.  During June 2016 Cerys was given a project for a customer in Cardiff who were looking to recruit a high volume headcount and with Cerys performing and at the top of game she grabbed the opportunity to show her talents and was successful in filling the vacancy for the client. 

Within 18 months Cerys has progressed within the role and gone from Apprentice Admin Support to Recruiter, and she didn’t stop there, Cerys has now been promoted to a Regional Resourcer. This is why we felt she deserved this year’s Apprentice of the Year Award. She is hardworking and always looking for how she can develop herself to take that next step. 

Cerys said “I have obtained a great qualification and will have gained another by 2018.  But on top of the qualifications I have obtained, I have had excellent experience.”