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18 April 2017 Written by 

Bishop’s Stortford Apprentice Shortlisted in International Awards

A local Apprentice has been revealed as a finalist in the Inspirational Achiever category of Pitman Training's SuperAchievers awards, announced today, after hundreds of nominations from across the globe were submitted to the business superbrand.

Rohan Sood was nominated in the annual awards after overcoming setbacks in his early career, and is in the running with 2 other finalists, with voting now open to the public, before the judging panel make final decisions.

Celebrating its 180th year Pitman Training is marking this milestone with the opportunity to give back to the community, to help reward people committed to driving their careers forward in a bid to inspire more of the British workforce to strive for more.

All winners will receive a prestigious SuperAchievers Award; a cash prize of £500 to help them on their way to achieving their goals and a free distance learning training course from Pitman Training Group, with additional prizes also including a 1hr personal impact review, 'Brand YOU,' which will review the LinkedIn profiles of the winners, to ensure they are effectively presenting themselves for business opportunities.

Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford nominated Rohan for this award and said "When Rohan first came to us we knew that he had so much potential".

At 17 years old he had started his A-Levels but quickly came to the conclusion that this wasn't for him and made the huge decision to quit school. He found an accountancy apprenticeship position with a local company and thought his career was starting but within 1 month the company sadly terminated the apprenticeship. While a great shock for a 17 year old who now found himself out of school and out of work he approached Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford and enquired about the AAT Level 2 qualification. Rohan went into the centre for a meeting with his brother in June of 2016 and the next day he started his Foundation in Bookkeeping Diploma with AAT Level 2.

Rohan did not waste any time, he started his first course and within one month, completed three courses and was sitting his first AAT exam. Rohan would come in Monday to Friday and would study for at least 5 hours a day. He quickly understood the concept of bookkeeping and within a month was passing his AAT exams with flying colours. Rohan did not stop the pace here, he managed to complete his AAT qualifications and gain his Pitman Diploma in 3 months!

Vernon, Centre Owner at Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford said "He had so much self-motivation for a young lad it was very inspiring. Rohan had career goals that he wanted to achieve and he knew if he worked hard now he would be setting himself up for the future."

Before finishing his last exam Rohan found an apprenticeship position for a big company in central London. Rohan went for the interview and out of hundreds of applicants got the apprenticeship offer and all the hard work he'd been putting in was starting to pay off.

Only 10 months after the extreme disappointment and worry of finding himself with no education and no job he is now AAT Level 2 qualified working as an apprentice for a reputable company who are paying for his Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification and on his way to achieving his career goals. Inspiring to say the least.

Winners of the SuperAchievers are determined by a combined judges vote and the public vote. Voting is now open for Rohan at www.pitmansuperachievers.com until 27 April.

Claire Lister, Managing Director at Pitman Training Group, said: "We are honoured to be able to highlight such incredible stories, across a really varied set of professions and showcase those who are striving to achieve. Each year, I look at the entries submitted, and it inspires me to see what people are achieving in their careers through hard work and ambition."



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