Wiltshire Council employee Megan Mounty is one of the south west’s top apprentices, after receiving a highly commended in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.
Megan, 22, from Trowbridge, was selected out of hundreds of apprentices to attend the south west celebration after demonstrating the significant contribution she has made to her workplace.
Megan is currently taking an apprenticeship in the council’s highways department after joining in 2014. As personal assistant to the associate director for highways and transport, she helps manage high level meetings on major projects and is the main point of contact for all key projects within the department.
Just nine months into her apprenticeship she was made a permanent member of staff, and she now combines her studies with gaining a wealth of experience on the job. She is currently embarking on her level 3 business and administration apprenticeship.
She has also set up an apprentice support group on her own initiative, to help the other 30 apprentices at the council. She is currently looking to expand the network to other organisations so more apprentices can be given the support they need.
Speaking of her award, Megan said: “It’s been a little overwhelming but it was a great experience and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of it. It’s really nice to know my work as an apprentice has been noticed in this way. Being an apprentice has allowed me to earn while I learn, so I develop both personally and academically. Because of my apprenticeship I am now very positive and excited about my future and hope to carry on my learning to degree level, with a view to progressing into a leadership role.”
Wiltshire Council currently employs 31 apprentices in a range of areas, including customer service, business administration, health and social care, management, residential childcare, and team leading.
Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council said: “Congratulations to Megan on this huge achievement, which is very well deserved. She is a great role model for all our apprentices and I’m sure she will continue to be a success as she moves onwards and upwards in her career.”
For more information about apprenticeships go to www.workwiltshire.co.uk/help/apprenticeships