Apprentice confirmed as technology industry role model at DevelopHER awards
Eva Westley, an apprentice at Cambridge Regional College, has won a prestigious award that recognises leading women working in the tech industry. Eva, from Fordham, is currently undertaking a Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing at the College’s Cambridge Campus and was nominated for the Apprentice DevelopHER award by her employer, Studio 24.
The DevelopHER Awards is an annual not-for-profit awards ceremony recognising women who work in the technology sector in East Anglia, creating role models to inspire the next generation to become developers, technicians, project managers, testers and digital experts.
Eva’s tutor at Cambridge Regional College, Mark Panter, is not surprised with Eva’s success, saying “I am so very proud of her, she deserves it as she is a truly fantastic apprentice with an amazing work ethic. It’s a great accolade and one that we hope will be an inspiration to all!”
Receiving her trophy from Simon Cooper, Managing Director of Cooper Lomaz, sponsors of the Apprentice award, at the Ceremony in Norwich last week, Eva reflected on her success, saying “I was really happy to be nominated for this prestigious award and all my hard work has paid off. It’s great to be recognised as a role model for other women working in technology and I am now looking forward to continuing my career in digital marketing.”
This latest award completes the duo for Eva, who won a Cambridge Regional College IT Apprentice of the Year award earlier this year. Eva is already putting the platform these awards have given her to good use, speaking at events for the College to raise awareness amongst school leavers considering their next options and sharing what an apprenticeship and a career in digital marketing might entail.
The range of apprenticeships available via Cambridge Regional College, who were shortlisted themselves for a Business in the Community award, extends from Accounting, Business Administration and Marketing to Brickwork, Beauty Therapy, Information Technology and various types of Engineering. In total more than 30 specialist subjects are available across the spectrum of practical, vocational, professional and trade disciplines.