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Ex-offender needs your vote to win national apprenticeship award

PUBLISHED: 09:10 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 11 October 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk Lorne Green visiting The Home Group in Norwich. With Alex Burzec . Picture: Angela Sharpe

Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk Lorne Green visiting The Home Group in Norwich. With Alex Burzec . Picture: Angela Sharpe

Angela Sharpe Photography

An apprentice who found employment through a scheme which gives ex-offenders a second chance could win a national award.

Alex Burzec was jailed for two years in 2014 but the Gateway to Employment scheme found her an apprenticeship opportunity.

The scheme, launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and the Department of Work and Pensions in 2015, works with local employers to secure training, apprenticeships and employment opportunities for ex-offenders.

Having been crowned ‘Regional Rising Star’ at the Eastern Region National Apprentice Awards, she now has a shot at the national title.

And the support co-ordinator at Home Group, who is from Norwich, is asking for public support to help her reach the stars.

Votes for the Lloyds Banking Group Award for Rising Star of the Year can be cast through the National Apprenticeship Awards website until 5pm on Wednesday, October 17 - https://appawards.co.uk/

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