Assistant training manager Kirin Fisher has been named as Intec Business College’s Apprentice of the Year 2024
KIRIN Fisher, an assistant training manager from Tarmac, has been announced as Intec Business College’s Apprentice of the Year for 2024, having been nominated by her tutor at Intec Business Colleges for the national award.
Ms Fisher was already working in Tarmac’s Learning and Development team as a training co-ordinator when she enrolled on to Intec’s Learning and Development Practitioner Level 3 programme to support her transition from co-ordinator into a managerial role. The role represented a step up for her, as she went from being predominantly administrative based to actively delivering training, including leadership development training for frontline managers.
The apprenticeship has helped Ms Fisher to develop her skills and confidence to transition into this more challenging and influential role. She started the programme in line with her promotion and worked extremely hard to juggle her new role and complete an apprenticeship programme.
Kirin Fisher said: ‘I was delighted when I found out I was nominated, but to then be told that I had won felt amazing. I’ve really enjoyed the Level 3 Learning and Development Practitioner course. It’s been a lot of hard work and for this to be recognized with this award makes it feel very special.’
Louise Gammage, Ms Fisher’s tutor at Intec Business Colleges, who nominated her for the award, added: ‘Kirin is an inspiring example of how apprenticeships can empower individuals to reach their potential. Her journey highlights the benefits of apprenticeships for both the apprentice and the employer, showcasing the transformational impact of vocational learning and a supportive work environment. Kirin’s success not only supported her in the next step in her career, but also served as a model for effective talent development within her organization.’
Ms Fisher’s team are also delighted that she has been recognized with the award. Ben Trisic, training manager for Cement & Lime, Packed Products, and Building Products, said: ‘It’s been a privilege to see how Kirin has developed and increased her skills and experience through completing her Learning and Development Practitioner programme. She has shown just how impactful apprenticeships can be, not just for the individual, but also for the business.
‘Kirin joined the Learning and Development team in 2019 as a training co-ordinator and was keen to learn and understand more about the learning and development function. Her development through this programme has seen her recently take on the role of training manager, where she is using her skills and experiences to help others in our business realize their potential.
‘In all my working career, I don’t recall anyone developing so much in such a short space of time. Kirin’s confidence has sky-rocketed and she’s now responsible for training and development in two regions of our business, having conversations with senior leaders to support the creation of a positive learning culture.’