Teya Agnese, works as a Clinical Trials Coordinator in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Muscoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS).
How you feel to have been given this title?
I was so shocked when I received a call from Abingdon and Witney College receiving the news that I had been awarded Apprentice of the Month. My Training Assessor had kindly nominated me for my hard work throughout the course of my apprenticeship (although they hadn't informed me of my nomination, so when I received the award, it was even more of a delightful shock).
I have enjoyed my time at Abingdon and Witney College and receiving Apprentice of the Month with them, I feel, is a lovely way to finish my apprenticeship.
How you feel to have completed your apprenticeship with a distinction?
When my final apprenticeship results came through, I remember feeling quite nervous to open them. I had spent months revising and preparing for my end point assessment with the goal in mind to aim for a distinction. However, a part of me felt that this was something I couldn't achieve and that I had set my own goals too high - I was wrong! My training assessor called me as soon as the results came through to inform me of the good news and I felt overjoyed to have met my personal goals. I am very much looking forward to now starting my Level 4 Apprenticeship.
Teya was nominated by her assessor at Abingdon & Witney college.
Teya has a real passion for her work, she is eager to learn new skills that will benefit herself and the organisation. She is honest, hardworking, loyal, able to find solutions to problems. She became an apprenticeship ambassador for Oxford university engaging with and supporting other apprentices to get the most from their apprenticeship.
Teya is always professional, she is calm, focused, polite, and communicates effectively, this has continued during remote working, demonstrated during meetings and emails, internal and external. She is very organised, arranging her diary, managing college work, apprenticeship opportunities and her work, with ease.
Teya, from the start has had great communication skills, she talks with intelligence and confidence, and is calm under pressure. She thinks creatively and organises her time well. These skills have helped her with her achievements, and they are continuing to develop, the more she takes on.
Teya currently is looking for higher level apprenticeships, keen to learn more. Teya is a member of the Oxfordshire Youth Awards Events Committee & podcast - the role has led her to speaking on BBC Radio Oxford several times, appearing on many advertising clips on their website.
Teya can work unsupervised, she has organised a workspace with her family enabling her to continue supporting the business in full. With all of these skills Teya has just received the results of her Level 3 apprenticeship achieving a Distinction in all areas.
- Amanda, Assessor at Abingdon & Witney College
Teya also won 'Apprentice of the year 2020' at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards.