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Hornchurch apprentice wins trophy for London at National Apprenticeship Awards

PUBLISHED: 10:03 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:34 18 September 2019

L-R: Steve Latus from the National Apprenticeship Service, Sophie Barrett andTim Powell from the London Fire Brigade. Picture: National Apprenticeship Service

L-R: Steve Latus from the National Apprenticeship Service, Sophie Barrett andTim Powell from the London Fire Brigade. Picture: National Apprenticeship Service

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A 21-year-old woman from Hornchurch was delighted to win a national apprenticeship award which recognises her work with the National Theatre.

Sophie Barrett came across the National Theatre apprenticeship a day before the applications closed.

Her apprenticeship has led to her meeting Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and getting a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

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On Friday, September 13 she was announced as the winner of the NOCN Group Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year for London at a ceremony in Glazier Hall, South Bank.

Sophie said: "I just finished my apprenticeship, so to win the award today feels like it's rounded off very nicely.

"It feels great - I'm just very happy."

Education secretary Gavin Williamson, added: "Apprenticeships change lives, improve businesses and support local communities, so it's great to see such a diverse range of employers and apprentices being recognised for their great work.

"I wish them all the best of luck for the final award ceremony in November."

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