Award for Rimante

Everyone at The Uplands was delighted when they heard the news of Rimante’s double win at the Shrewsbury Colleges Group awards.

Not only did she win Care Apprentice of the Year but she went on to win Overall Apprentice of the Year at the event which was attended by Mandy Thorn and Jan Downes, amongst others.

“We are all extremely proud of Rimante – she is a brilliant carer and has gone above and beyond with her NVQ,” said Jan.

“It is amazing to think that English is her third language. Through her commitment, Rimante has overcome the odds and I think that was what impressed the judges most. 

“We must also thank and congratulate Hazel, Rimante’s assessor who put her forward for the award.”

The popular and modest Rimante knew she had was winner of the care award, but the overall title came as a huge surprise.

“I was quite surprised when I received the email telling me I has won the care award,” said the popular Rimante.

“But I never expected to win the overall prize!

“Really I am just trying to do my job – I am nothing very special. The award has given me more motivation not to stop and keep on doing more!”