Lisa Daniel named Apprentice of the Year at 2017 Scottish Apprenticeship Awards
Lisa Daniel was named Apprentice of the Year (Level 4 and above) at last night's 2017 Scottish Apprenticeship Awards in November, in recognition of her exceptional levels of commitment and maturity demonstrated in her approach to her work in the Quality Assurance (QA) department at the Edinburgh site.
Lisa joined Leonardo in 2013 and was nominated for the award due to the impact she's made to the QA team since then. She completed her 4-year Technical Apprenticeship in autumn 2017 and is now a Product Assurance Technician, being the main point of contact for QA issues within the integrated project team at Edinburgh.
After winning the award, Lisa said: "I am overwhelmed with pride to have won this award. It’s been a great achievement considering the competition from all over Scotland. Leonardo has provided me with an excellent and varied apprenticeship programme which has allowed me to build upon my skills and knowledge, and continually better myself. It’s been great being an apprentice and I would love to encourage anyone out there considering an apprenticeship to go for it – it can provide you with further education whilst gaining valuable experience in the work place."
Her line manager and Head of QA, Mike Lees, added: "We're proud of Lisa and delighted she's won this award. She conducts herself with great maturity and demonstrates Leonardo's values in all her work. She's thoughtful and taker time to reflect before taking action, and is able to adapt to change environmen and situation. Lisa drives her own career development and is hungry to contribute even more. Her customer awareness, team work and coaching skills show the first sign of leaership characteristsic which are way beyond what I could have expected from someone who is at such an early stage in their career. It all appears to be so natural or effortless to her."