Fenland Business Awards: Q&A with last year’s apprentice of the year winner Abbie Davis, of The Cornerstone Practice, March

Abbie Davis (second right) of The Cornerstone Practice collecting the apprentice of the year award f

Abbie Davis (second right) of The Cornerstone Practice collecting the apprentice of the year award from Nestle Purina Petcare Wisbech factory manager Andrew Sutti. - Credit: Archant

Apprentice of the Year

To be considered for this category the applicants will need to demonstrate how they have exceeded expectations, how the apprenticeship has shaped their career, personal life, confidence and self-esteem and any obstacles the person has had to overcome.

Entry Criteria:

Give ways in which he/she demonstrated commitment to their own development and to taking responsibility for their learning in the future.

How has the apprentice shown initiative, exceeded expectations, improved procedures or systems and delivered measurable benefits?

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How the apprenticeship impacts on their career, personal life, confidence and self esteem?

Demonstrate clear examples of achievement, why should he/she win Fenland Apprentice of the Year award?

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What are his/her future aims and goals?

2017 winner’s questions: Abbie Davis

• What have been the The Cornerstone Practice main challenges in 2017/18?

As with the whole NHS the Cornerstone’s main challenge is to provide the service that we do with a decreasing budget and increased workload

• What has been your biggest success in 2017/18?

We have had lots of successes in 2017/18, winning the Carer Healthcare Award was probably the highlight.

• Briefly what has happened to Abbie Davis from The Cornerstone Practice since winning the Apprentice of the Year Award in 2017

Abbie is currently covering a maternity reception role while she considers her next steps.

• What did winning the awards mean Abbie?

“I was very proud to win the award, and really happy that my hard work was recognised by my team.”

The judges said: “Abbie has clearly impressed everyone she works with in her time at the Cornerstone practice.

“The attributes listed by her manager and mentor are commendable and it was great to see both emotion and passion from Abbie and her mentor.

“It was clear to the judges that Abbie has not only improved ways of working at the practice but also through her own initiative has created a revenue stream that is much needed in relation to the future needs of the patients. A worthy winner.”

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