On Thursday 23rd May Isabel Baker (Izzy) was awarded the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Service Sector - Public, Private & Charitable), at the Bath & Bristol Apprenticeship Awards. And we think it was totally deserved – We appointed Izzy in 2018 to help OTR become more digitally relevant and present. Izzy has supported us to launch a new website, consulted and managed a new logo for OTR, and also driven our social media traffic to be consistent, relevant and engaging.
OTR exists to promote the wellbeing and voice of young people, and last year we made the decision that we needed to invest in becoming more digitally relevant. And what better way to do this than recruiting a young apprentice to guide us in that process. We’re constantly trying to challenge ourselves to be more youth led and involved as an organisation, and Izzy has brought this to us in abundance. We’re so delighted and proud that she was awarded with the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Service Sector - Public, Private & Charitable).
Where we can, OTR considers if apprenticeships can support us as an organisation to better achieve our goals. This month we’re celebrating our other apprentice Perry Evry, who in June 2019 is moving on from OTR after completing their youth work apprenticeship with our LGBT+ team. If you and your organisation ever has the chance to recruit a young apprentice then we would absolutely recommend it – they bring energy, fun, enthusiasm and for us, focus on the beneficiaries we’re working with. If you’d like to talk to me about our experiences at OTR and apprenticeships, please do get in touch.