Learning for Work Award

Chloe Causer

2017 Regional Winner

After being made redundant, Chloe was finding it difficult to find work again. When she signed up to the Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Admin’ initiative at City College Plymouth, her future prospects were transformed.

Unemployed for a year, Chloe was struggling financially and her situation impacted her confidence and self-esteem. However, during the course she seized the opportunity to get work experience at Plymouth City Council.

Chloe was soon offered a business admin apprenticeship with the City Council. Her confidence began to grow and it became clear she had a natural talent for helping others.

Chloe is now leading the council’s apprenticeship challenge which involves demonstrating team building, communications and leadership abilities. She has also taken on the role of raising the profile of apprenticeships with young people and employers using social media, press and speaking to local organisations.

In addition to this, Chloe mentors and leads nine other apprentices to carry out a community project helping a local charity provide important services to young people in the city.

Now a Plymouth Apprenticeship Ambassador and a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador, Chloe regularly represents the Trust as a speaker at local and national conferences.

“I am proud of my achievements and how much I have grown. This apprenticeship completely changed my outlook on life and my future,” said Chloe.

Chloe’s nominator, Sharon, said, “Chloe is an excellent role model for young people. She has demonstrated that with focus and determination she is able to achieve her ambitions.”