York Potash Apprentice Student of the Year


A York Potash Apprentice has been formally recognised for her top performance after receiving two awards at Yorkshire Coast College’s Brilliance Awards.

Stacey Bean, aged 25, who is now at the end of her level 3 Business Admin apprenticeship was presented with the Business Admin Apprentice of the Year and Principal’s awards for her outstanding achievements during last night's prize-giving ceremony at Yorkshire Coast College, Westwood Campus.

Stacey, who is a former student of St Augustine’s School, is based four days a week at York Potash’s head office in Scarborough where she started her apprenticeship over two years ago and is a valued member of the business admin team.

One day a week Stacey attends college to develop her skills in administration duties such as customer service, travel and event planning, and minute taking. In addition, she is also playing a valuable role in helping to look after the York Potash office and team behind the project, which is awaiting a decision on its planning application for its mine and mineral transport system from the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) at the end of this month.

Stacey, who is from Scarborough said:

“I am really pleased to have won not just one, but two awards which was a huge surprise. I am looking forward to our project moving forward so that other people like me can have the same opportunities.”

York Potash intends to train hundreds of people over the next three to four years, including 50 new apprentices as part of its education and skills programme.

Matt Parsons, Education and Skills Manager at York Potash said:

“We’re very much looking forward to expanding the apprenticeship programme and other opportunities as we develop our plans.”

“We are also looking forward to the Scarborough STARS Apprenticeship awards in July, where four more of our apprentices have been shortlisted.”

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