Clemence Barbey, from the Port of London Authority (PLA), has been named Apprentice of the Year by the Marine Society.
The marine apprentice was presented with her award by Darrell Bate, the Marine Society’s director of maritime training and development in an online ceremony on 6 October.
Clemence was one of three apprentices who joined the PLA during the pandemic.
She said: “I’m really pleased to receive this award; it means so much. Thank you to the PLA and particularly Rachel De Bont for supporting me. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere other than on the water.”
Clemence also thanked training provider SeaRegs, who work closely with our apprentices as they train and study for their Boatmasters’ licenses.
Rachel De Bont, PLA training officer, who oversees Clemence’s apprenticeship, added: “Clemence is a strong illustration of what hard work, dedication, and perseverance can achieve. We are exceptionally proud of her and look forward to watching her career progress.