A former cleaner at engineering company Frank Dudley Ltd has been awarded Apprentice of the Year in the adult category, by Dudley College.

Katie Green, 27, who has been with Frank Dudley (FDL) since 2012, was nominated by her assessor Jane Baddams and was announced as the winner on 29 May. The human resources assistant won the award from a total field of 800 adult apprentices studying an apprenticeship at Dudley College, one of Birmingham’s biggest further education institutions.

Katie is studying a Business Administration Diploma, Level 3, due for completion in August. She passed the Level 2 diploma in 2016 and is now studying for a CIPD course to top-up the Level 3 diploma.

“Doing this course has helped me really understand how the business works,” said Katie, who began working at FDL as a cleaner. “I want to progress further with my professional development and help FDL progress into new markets and grow the business.”

The award follows FDL commercial apprentice Tom Weaver’s In-Comm Training special commendation award presented to Tom on 19 May.

A formal ceremony to present the Dudley College awards will take place in September.

To congratulate Katie please contact her on 0121 452 8500 or katie@frankdudley.com.