Grantham carer Chloe Fardell has been named “Barchester Apprentice of the Year” for 2012.
Chloe, who works at Newton House in Barrowby Road, Grantham, was selected for the award ahead of all of the apprentices at Barchester care homes scross the country.
Valerie Betts, clinical manager at Newton House, said: “Chloe started working at Newton House in October 2010 on a bank contract as a carer. She soon showed herself to be invaluable and was offered a permanent contract.
“Chloe commenced her NVQ 2 Apprenticeship in care in January, 2011 and has developed and blossomed in this role over the last year. Chloe is bubbly and enthusiastic and was so excited when she completed her apprenticeship.”
Chloe received a cheque and bouquet of flowers from Lesley Hart, general manager at Newton House, and Valerie Betts.
Chloe now mentors new staff through the induction process. Her next plan is to do the Health and Social Care award at level three.
Valerie said: “She is an asset to the Brownlow community, as well as to Newton House and Barchester.”