Rising Star of the Year 2017, Jade Stidder, Apprentice Business Administrator, Advance Smoke Group, Level 2 Business Administration.
The Intec Business Colleges Rising Star award is into its second year.
2017 saw an increase in nominations so the competition was tougher, but we decided to award one of this year’s Rising Star Award to Jade Stidder of Advanced Smoke in Leicester.
In April 2016 Jade Stidder applied for an Apprenticeship through Intec Business College’s Recruitment Service for the position of Apprentice Business Administrator at Advanced Smoke Group.
Before starting her Apprenticeship she worked as an Assistant Manager at the Stone Baked Pizza Company. Whilst working here Jade was promoted twice and gained good experience in hospitality and management but her real interest was to work within a business office environment which is why she applied for the role of Administrator at the Advance Smoke Group.
Since starting her Apprenticeship Jade says “I have developed many skills including the use and knowledge of Clarity and Sage. These programmes in particular are used by many different companies so it is a skill that I can take through my career. I also believe my confidence has improved a lot with the help and support of my colleagues and assessor.”
Jade was nominated for this award by Yvonne Adams her assessor at Intec Business Colleges. Yvonne said “Jade has made fantastic progress with both myself and her previous Assessor. She has made full use of Learning Assistant, completing and uploading her evidence almost on a weekly basis to keep the momentum going at all times. In between visits she is pro-active in looking through her folder, doing gap analyses to find what she is lacking and linking the gaps to tasks she has coming up to make the best and most efficient use of her time and to allow herself to use what is outstanding in the modules to create opportunities to develop in her role and career”.
One of the key reasons for awarding Jade the Rising Star of the Year award was because she had committed to taking down a step from a Management position as she understood that the skills and knowledge she would gain from the Apprenticeship would contribute to her reaching her longer term career goals.
We hope this award gives her the recognition she deserves as she moves onto the next challenge in her career.