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Spalding apprentice scoops top title




For the second year running, a student from Spalding-based
Riverside Training has scooped the Apprentice of the Year title at the prestigious Institute of Certified Bookkeeper’s (ICB) LUCA Awards.

Rebecca Coward, an ICB Assistant Accountant Level 3 apprentice, was nominated by Riverside Training director Suzie Bulbeck and head of accountancy apprenticeships Victor Gidney.

Rebecca works as an accounts assistant at Bowmans Stores in Spalding.

Star apprentice Rebecca Coward is the toast of Riverside Training
Star apprentice Rebecca Coward is the toast of Riverside Training

Suzie said: “We are overwhelmed that an apprentice from Riverside Training has won the title of Apprentice of the Year for the second year.

“Rebecca started her apprenticeship in December 2018 and has worked extremely hard throughout, achieving pass marks of 90 per cent plus for her accountancy exams.

“Rebecca is now nearing the end of her apprenticeship and is
preparing for the end point
assessment when we hope she continues her success in the pending exams.

Rebecca Coward (23449788)
Rebecca Coward (23449788)

“We wish to thank Bowmans Stores for supporting Rebecca in her Government-backed apprenticeship and enabling her to learn as she earns.”

Another Riverside Training student, Michael John Wright, who is an account manager at Accumulus Accounting in Peterborough was shortlisted/runner-up in the category.

Last year’s ICB LUCA Apprentice of the Year and Riverside Training student Sam Hurst set up Accumulus Accounting’s Peterborough office.

Riverside Training, based at Broadgate House in Westlode Street, launched bookkeeping apprenticeships in 2018 after securing accreditation from the ICB.

In addition to Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3, the training provider delivers a raft of industry qualifications including Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping, Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounting, Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management and Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounting.

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