AN apprentice has been recognised for her "outstanding commitment" after completing a placement with a council.

Rima Miah secured a permanent job as a benefits assistant at Colchester Council after completing her apprenticeship in last year.

She has now been honoured with a 2020 Career Track Assessor Award.

The award recognises the hard work and commitment of apprentices whose efforts impress their assessors and was independently judged by Career Track.

In addition, Rima also received a certificate of achievement confirming the successful completion of her apprenticeship at the event.

Jack Binnington, who works in Customer Solutions, also received a certificate of merit.

Mark Cory, leader of the council, said: “Apprenticeships play a vital role in giving young people from all backgrounds an opportunity to learn and develop the valuable workplace skills they need in today's highly competitive employment market.

“Congratulations to Rima, who is an inspirational ambassador for our apprenticeship scheme and whose hard work and outstanding commitment has marked her out for this special award.”