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On the road to success

Derbyshire apprentice Tillie Wooliscroft is a shining example of how apprenticeships are all about grabbing the opportunity and making it work for you.

Since joining Matlock-based Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS), Tillie has not only taken the role and made it her own but also managed to scoop the title of Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at Learning Unlimited’s national apprenticeship awards.

She has been described by her peers and employers at the transport systems solution provider as someone who goes above and beyond her role and continues to develop her skills and knowledge to a high standard. She has been developing her skills and training, whilst also carrying out an extensive range of duties which have included organising deliveries all over the UK, programming information signs, answering customer requests and sorting service issues. But she has also found the time to go beyond her duties to produce images for the company website and social media pages along with videos and is helping to raise the profile of the company branding.

Tillie Wooliscroft collects her award at Learning Unlimited's National Apprenticeship Awards
Tillie Wooliscroft (centre) is pictured collecting her award at Learning Unlimited’s National Apprenticeship Awards.

General Manager at MVIS, Anne Ashman, said: “Tillie is witty, funny and extremely organised; she gives the office the pazazz it was missing. Her role is not only filled with organising deliveries all over the UK, but she also finds time to produce some fantastic images for the company website and social media pages and is raising the profile of the company branding. MVIS is very proud to have her as part of their team.”

Explained Tillie: “I was over the moon to be nominated by my employer for the award and I couldn’t believe that I was chosen to be a finalist! To win the award was overwhelming. I am grateful to everyone at MVIS for helping me develop my abilities. I joined the MVIS ‘family’ straight from school at 16, and to work with such a warm, inviting friendly bunch of people really helped me to transfer into the working environment. Despite the award being in my name, I know that it is down to the amazing team behind me and I would like to thank them all.”