In July this year, British Footwear Association (BFA) apprentice, Lufuidy Paxi, was awarded the title ‘Young Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2015 Northamptonshire Youth Ambition Awards, having been nominated by NEP’s Job Brokerage team.
Now, Lufuidy, also an Apprentice Ambassador, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Pride in Northamptonshire ‘Inspire a Generation’ category with the awards ceremony taking place on 2 October at Wicksteed Park, Kettering.
Lufuidy, 20, a Business Administration Apprentice at the BFA in Wellingborough, is fully committed to the Apprentice Ambassador Programme. Devised by NEP, the programme provides Lufuidy and her Ambassador colleagues opportunities to support school events and give talks to young people, encouraging them to consider the benefits of apprenticeship opportunities offered by local businesses.
Lufuidy is also a keen supporter of NEP’s Love Bright Futures campaign which this year is giving Northamptonshire’s young people fresh insight into the many great career, training and apprenticeship opportunities available close to home. She has also supported activities within local schools through NEP’s Enterprise Adviser pilot.
A true role model
Jo Stewart, Job Brokerage Manager at NEP, said: “It has been a real pleasure working with Lufuidy who has been a real inspiration to young people in Northamptonshire. She has really pushed herself in developing her presentational skills, networking with other local apprentices, learning more about the apprenticeship programme and always portraying herself as a true role model to inspire and engage others.
“Through the Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme, we have had excellent feedback from employers, local schools, partners and students who have all picked up on Lufuidy’s positivity and enthusiasm. As a result, we have received numerous requests for her to present at local events.”
Good for business
NEP’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme is designed to help both young apprentices and their employers engage the next generation workforce not only for the sustainability and growth of Northamptonshire businesses but also the development of skills for the changing climate.
To find out more about the Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme, contact the Job Brokerage team on 01604 609393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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