Young apprentice earned runner-up spot after post-flood help

Emily Adlard recieves her apprenticeship award from Lorand Borbely. NA
Emily Adlard recieves her apprenticeship award from Lorand Borbely. NA

A young apprentice who stepped in to help flood victims has come runner-up in a national award.

Emily Adlard, 16, from Stickney, is an apprentice at Newton Fallowell Estate Agents and was thrown in at the deep end when Boston was flooded on December 5.

The next day, while dealing with flood-hit homes, Emily was assessed by learndirect who went on to nominate her for the National Young Inspirational Award.

They said Emily, who was runner-up, coped very well dealing with the aftermath of the floods, reassuring tenants. They noted many did not have English as a first language and said she was patient, polite and calm.

Newton Fallowell director Lorand Borbely said: “We are happy the way Emily is progressing and also very proud of her getting her qualifications and especially being nominated for such an award proves that her work ethic is second to none and it is a prime example the way young apprentices should conduct themselves.”

Emily now has her NVQ2 in business admin and is now working towards her diploma as while working full-time.