Abbie Roddis began working at Fresh Cargo as a fashion apprentice in September. It was a very new atmosphere unlike previous school and college experiences, but I think she’ll agree that it’s been an exciting and positive role.
Abbie is in the Final for Apprentice of The Year
In the last 9 months Abbie has made amazing progress, embracing the prospect to learn and develop her skills at every opportunity. Her positive and highly motivated attitude definitely deserves to be recognised through Nottingham Business Post’s Apprentice of the Year award.
Abbie began her apprenticeship working in administration and warehousing, where she developed skills such as organisation and time management. It was clear that she was working beyond what was expected and a valuable member of our team so her role within the company expanded to working in areas such as sales, marketing and buying. This included taking part in events such as trade shows.
Fresh Cargo is a fair trade gifts company so the flexibility and broad range of skills she has managed to develop work very well.
The apprenticeship has helped Abbie to grow personally as well as having a positive effect on the company.
The scheme is mentored by founder Rebecca Gray and offers young people the chance to develop superb skills for industry in a really positive atmosphere. It has developed particularly well through Abbie’s own self- determination and upbeat approach, as she is enthusiastic and will go out of her way to do her best in whatever task she is given.
Abbie’s proactive attitude goes beyond her work at Fresh Cargo. She is also a member of her local Army Cadet Force. The combination of experiences has helped her to grow in confidence and as a young person myself I feel she is a great role model for young people today.
Abbie in action at Fresh Cargo
Fresh Cargo is the first fair trade company to support the government Apprenticeship scheme and I think it is fair to say the collaboration has been a success. Fresh Cargo are looking to take on further apprentices in the coming weeks.
Abbie is a valuable member of Fresh Cargo and the team are very proud of the achievements she has made in such a short time. Fresh Cargo wish her all the best at her awards evening on Wednesday 4th July and are very excited to be there to support her.
You’ve been fantastic and we wish you all the best.