Joshua Gould, working towards his Gold Arts Award, has been recognised at The National Apprenticeship Awards as Creative Apprentice of the Year.
The awards took place on 5 March at the Backstage Centre in, Purfleet, Essex, which has been the home to the likes of Leona Lewis, The Royal Opera House and Film London.
Now in their eleventh year, awards are a celebration of apprentices and employers involved in apprenticeships across England.
Joshua is an avid member of the Arts Award Youth Network, a team of 15 young people who act as ambassadors for Arts Award, run Arts Award Voice (an online magazine for young people doing Arts Award) and link up young people locally.
Talking about his apprenticeship experience, Joshua Gould said: "I enjoy the fact that I have been warmly integrated into the workforce despite my lack of experience. The amount of trust that has been given has allowed me to grow as a person as well as an employee.”
Gold Arts Award is nationally recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points) as well as QCF Level 3. Alongside Bronze and Silver Arts Award (Level 1 and 2), the Gold Award has been used to add value to apprenticeships for years, providing apprentices with a structure for extending their cultural experience and offering additional accreditation.