Kelly is the NIE Networks Apprentice of the Year

Kelly Frizzell, from Lurgan, is the first women to win the Apprentice of the Year award at a recent Achievement Event that celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of the NIE Networks’ workforce. 

Kelly Frizzell, a surveying apprentice, scooped the coveted ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award. The award recognises an individual who has gone that extra mile and who has role model status.

Raymond McMenemy, NIE Networks Technical Training Manager, said: “Congratulations to Kelly who fully deserves this recognition. She has worked very hard and is a great ambassador for the apprenticeship programme. Over 70 awards were presented at this inspirational event, recognising our apprentice achievements, academic performance and special awards for those who have gone above and beyond . It is a fantastic day that enables us to stop for a moment and celebrate our people.  Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.”

Speaking at the Awards ceremony Kelly said: “I really wasn’t expecting to win anything today never mind the Apprentice of the Year award. It means a lot to me and I’m absolutely delighted. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my apprenticeship at NIE Networks and would recommend it as a career route for anyone to consider.”

Find out more about the NIE Networks apprenticeship programme