Celebrating Success 2020 -Rosie Arrowsmith

Rosie Arrowsmith - Apprentice of the Year

Rosie Arrowsmith, 18, is a Marine Engineering Apprentice from South Essex College. She lives in Erith and works at Port of London Authority.

The Authority’s operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames. They work to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment plus promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

Rosie came to the college after having her course cancelled by another institution, this meant she had just two years to complete a course that can sometimes take four years. She’s one of the youngest members of the cohort but she’s already on track to finish in time.

She was nominated for being a good team player, she fits in well with the class and is compassionate to the needs of her peers. She is a capable and valued member of the Port of London Authority.

Rosie said: “The award was really unexpected at first but once it all sank in, I was really happy and it showed that all the hard work I put in has been really worthwhile.

“I like how my college days are more practical so I can practice and improve my skills.

“I’m currently in an apprenticeship so if they keep me on after my course that would be my next route, if not I would look into joining the merchant or royal navy.”