Honours for Rosie the apprentice

Wightlink apprentice Rosie Arrow has been presented with an Outstanding Achievement award from the Isle of Wight College for her hard work over the last two years.

Rosie combines her duties in the Engineering and Estates department at Wightlink’s headquarters in Portsmouth with her level four studies in Business Administration (equivalent to a Foundation Degree).

College Apprentice Assessor, Harpreet Williams, is impressed by her commitment and consistent hard work: “Rosie always completes her college work in good time and to a high standard. Her apprenticeship is scheduled to finish two months early in September and we are delighted to highlight her achievements with this award,” she explains.

Her tasks include administering timesheets, invoices, fuel payments and preparing board reports and she finds she is often approached for IT advice and support by senior colleagues!

Rosie, who lives in Southsea, says: “Throughout my apprenticeship, I have developed my skills and increased my knowledge of a wide range of business activities including human resources and environmental sustainability. It’s great to be recognised for my efforts.”

Wightlink currently employs six apprentices in Operations, Commercial, Marketing and Finance departments as well as Engineering and Estates.

“We are proud of all our apprentices who are making a tremendous contribution to our business and I am delighted Rosie’s achievements have been recognised by Isle of Wight College,” says Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield.