We are so proud to announce that Ash Cuttress & Debby Seiles have been nominated for Inspirational Women on the Year 2019.  We had a catch up with Debby and Ash to ask for their feedback on their nomination.

Such Inspirational Women!

Debby Seiles commented

“I am so pleased to have been nominated for the Inspirational Women award, having been with Smart Training and Recruitment for just over four years, it is nice to be recognised for my work with learners and colleagues.

Over the past year, we have seen a shift from frameworks to standards, and this along with the upcoming reforms to functional skills has seen some challenges in the business as we get to grips with the changes and taking the fear of EPA from the learners.

Having worked in hospitality management for years, it is such a pleasure to work alongside the learners at all different levels and see them build on their skills and develop both personally and professionally and be able to progress up the career ladder.

Without the support of the managers and other TAs in the business, I would not have been able to achieve this.”

Ash Cutress also commented on being nominated;

“It is great to be recognised and exciting to have opportunity to network with other inspirational women (and men!) who are involved with  Apprenticeship delivery as this will continue to highlight and promote the immense benefits work-based learning has, not only for individuals but for businesses too. Working in such a dynamic industry for the past 11 years has been truly rewarding as I have seen so many apprentices’ achieve their qualifications, progress in their chosen careers and add value to the businesses they work in.”

We wish both of them good luck for the award!