Apprentice 'in shock' after scooping top national award

Chantelle Holt, who works at North Norfolk District Council,

Chantelle Holt, who works at North Norfolk District Council, has been named the Local Government Apprentice of the Year for 2022. - Credit: Supplied by NNDC

Her career is still just getting going, but 24-year-old Chantelle Holt is already making a big impression.

Ms Holt, who has worked as a revenues officer for North Norfolk District Council since April, has just been named the Local Government Apprentice of the Year for 2022. 

She said: “I'm still in shock - I genuinely didn't see it coming. Wish I put money on it. 

"I was very hesitant in applying for this as it was an apprenticeship but I’m so glad that I took the role and that I did apply, and that I was accepted.

"It has taught me so much – skills for my job in a job role that I’ve never even considered before, as well as my business administration skills that I could really take anywhere I wanted to go.”

Around 114 apprentices from across the country attended the virtual awards event, at which Ms Holt was named overall winner. 

She has previously completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.