1:26pm Monday 21st May 2012
By Charlotte Shepherd
CIRENCESTER College Finance Academy student Sam Taylor is celebrating after winning a fantastic two-week trip to New York.
The 19-year-old was named the UK winner of the inaugural Sir Winfried Bischoff Award, which recognises students who have made the most progress during their Career Academy programme.
As part of his prize of a two-week expenses paid trip to New York, Sam will attend the Career Academies Conference.
He said: “Winning this award is fantastic. It was great news to be nominated and to get through as South West regional representative, so hearing that I’d won the whole thing was unbelievable.
“At the moment I am still pinching myself I can't believe that I will be going to New York. Being on a Career Academy has really helped motivate me and given me the direction I needed to build a successful career for myself.”
Sam has secured himself a place on the Ernst & Young trainee management programme from October this year.
Sarah Lane, Sam’s co-ordinator at Cirencester College, who nominated Sam for the award, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our student, Sam Taylor, won this award. He is such a worthy winner and genuinely epitomises everything that the Career Academy programme represents. He aspired to work in a professional business and was focused about achieving that goal from Day One.”
* Cirencester College have four career academies in Finance, IT, Business and Sport for more information please contact Sara Popp, head of marketing at Cirencester College on 01285 640994 or email Sara on email@example.com.
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