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Chloe wins Bath and Bristol Outstanding Apprentice Awards

When 17-year-old Chloe Cross joined Highcroft Veterinary Group’s Longwell Green surgery on the Apprentice Scheme in 2013 she did not expect to be up on stage less than a year later winning the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award for business and financial services. 

Chloe was invited to attend a glitzy award ceremony at the Marriot Hotel in Bristol on 18th June with special guest Tom Herbert from The Fabulous Baker Brothers.  Along with dozens of other talented young nominees and over 200 local business people, Chloe was treated to a ‘Bafta-style’ champagne reception and three course dinner.  A nerve wrecking event for a young person, but Chloe enjoyed every minute and was completely shocked when she was announced as a winner and invited on to the stage to collect her award.

Chloe was nominated by Practice Manager Julie White who describes her as one of the best people she has ever worked with.  “Chloe is wise beyond her 17 years - no matter what task we throw at her she always uses her initiative and does a first class job. She is happy and helpful, great with clients and gets on with everyone at Highcroft. As you can imagine, we are all very proud of her for winning this award.”

Chloe says that joining the Apprentice Scheme at Longwell Green Veterinary Centre was the perfect decision for her.  “I didn’t feel sixth form would benefit me and I wanted to get on the job and start learning straight away.  I love everyone I work with and being part of a team is the best bit.”

Chloe is over the moon to have won this award and is about to start the second level of her apprenticeship with Highcroft Veterinary Group which will help develop her career and give her recognised qualifications in business and admin.


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