Abbey scores distinction despite lockdown

A Maryport apprentice has achieved a Distinction despite going into lockdown only a week into her apprenticeship.

Abbey Wright, 20, began work at Indelible Data in March 2020 just as the Coronavirus pandemic hit the UK forcing all staff to stay at home.

Despite the difficulties of working from home away from her mentor, she went on to achieve the highest possible grade in her Business Administration apprenticeship.

Miss Wright, from Cleator Moor, said: “This was my first job in an office environment. It was difficult working from home.
“I wasn’t very sure of myself to start but now I run the weekly staff meetings and am confident when dealing with customers.
“As an apprentice, there is a lot less pressure and you have the opportunity to learn and develop. Your colleagues know you are starting from scratch and support you.”

Miss Wright completed her apprenticeship last month at Gen2 in Lillyhall, Workington.

Maryport-based Indelible Data is a Cyber Essentials Certification Body and helps hundreds of clients stay secure against online threats.

Office manager Georgia Routledge is a former apprentice and mentored Miss Wright through her training.

She said: “I think apprenticeships really work as they are a good starting point and a foot in the door.
“Abbey has done really well and I’m glad to have her as part of the team.”

Miss Wright has now started a permanent job with the company.