Insights Sky Sports News journalist named Regional Apprentice of The Year 2019
04 October 2019

Sky Sports News journalist named Regional Apprentice of The Year 2019

Maddy Morrison Website Feature

Sky Sports News journalist Maddy Morrison has been named Regional Apprentice of the Year for London 2019.

The 20-year-old, coached in partnership by Seetec Outsource and PA Training, beat Google UK’s Ben Miles to win ‘Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ at the National Apprenticeship Service Awards.

Maddy was presented the award during the finalist ceremony held at Glaziers Hall, central London. Other awards included Employer of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Apprenticeship Champion of the Year, Intermediate Apprentice of the Year and Higher/Degree Apprentice of the Year.

She will now join eight other regional finalists to represent London at the National Awards taking place on November 27th.

Maddy was awarded a Distinction in her Level 3 Junior Journalist apprenticeship, as well as attaining a Gold Standard NCTJ Diploma in Journalism as part of her qualification.

She has also secured a permanent position at Sky Sports News, working as a co-producer.  

Maddy said: “My apprenticeship has been a life changing opportunity that has provided a springboard for my career. Not only have I been trained to NCTJ standards, I’ve been able to work in journalism and live my dream. I’d like to thank Sky Sports News for all the support and guidance.”

Journalism training head at Sky Sports News, Laurie Tucker, said: “Maddy has more than fulfilled the potential she demonstrated when we appointed her two years ago. An NCTJ Diploma has supported her career and she’s now forging ahead ably proving the value of apprenticeships.”

Roz McKenzie, apprenticeship training manager at PA Training, coached Maddy through the NCTJ Diploma and work-based learning. She said: “Maddy has surpassed all our expectations and has been a pleasure to teach. She’s a terrific role model for her apprentice colleagues and for apprenticeships in general. PA Training has been delighted to work with her.”

Melanie Nicholson, Seetec Outsource Executive Director - Excellence, Apprenticeships & Skills, said: “This is a great example of the opportunity apprenticeships can now deliver. Maddy is a fantastic ambassador for apprentices, we hope that her success will inspire others to give apprenticeships a go. We wish her the best of luck at the finals in November.”

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