Friday 6th October 2017

3aaa’s Ruth Sutton shortlisted for Rising Star Award at the Women in IT Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Lead Workplace Mentor, Ruth Sutton has been nominated for the Rising Star Award at the Women in IT Awards 2018.

The prestigious annual awards ceremony, which is held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 31st January 2018 brings together the most influential women in the country within the IT sector, celebrating their achievements and the impact that they have had on others over the previous year.

Ruth has been nominated for the Rising Star Award for 2018, endorsing her excellent work throughout the year and highlighting the impact that she has had on many our apprentice’s lives during this time.

The Rising Star

The Rising Star category celebrates women who have begun a career in technology in the last five years and have shown promise that they will go on to achieve great things in the industry. Judges will examine the last 18 months in each candidate’s career, looking at standout achievements, contributions to successful projects, examples of innovation, and a demonstrable understanding of how technology can create business value.

Ruth commented “I am elated at being nominated for such a prestigious award. I have enjoyed everything surrounding technology and apprentices over the past few years, most recently being involved in a national project where I offered support to not only apprentices but trainers and assessors too. I have lived and breathed technology and learning since owning my first computer many years ago. I have had fantastic opportunities given to me over the last five years that have helped me get to where I am now.”

Ruth’s work

Oliver Pick from Forest Systems Ltd is one of many apprentices that has benefited from Ruth’s work. He said “There were certain elements of the course, report writing and structuring my work along with some networking technical terminology, that I struggled to pick up. Ruth went above and beyond her responsibilities to ensure that she was supporting me as much as she could, even on weekends and evenings. She is a credit to 3aaa Apprenticeships. Additionally, she spent time with me in-class to point out areas of my report writing that needed improving, and rather than just dismissing my work and not providing me with feedback, she helped me learn from my mistakes and as a result, I am now in a much better position to be writing reports and technical documents. Both of which have helped me massively in my job.”

Di McEvoy-Robinson nominated Ruth for the award and said “We are delighted that Ruth has been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award for such a prestigious Awards evening. During her time at 3aaa, she has constantly gone the extra mile to support apprentices and her colleagues and has had a life-changing impact on many people. She has used her vast experience in the IT sector to inspire our apprentices and she fully deserves to have her work acknowledged. Ruth has been deservedly shortlisted for the award and we wish her good luck for the evening itself.”

3aaa Apprenticeships are an outstanding training provider of Apprenticeships across England, specialising in the delivery of Professional Services Apprenticeship Standards. We are a national company offering a personalised, local service in 38 locations across England, looking to change the lives of people through our work with partnering employers.

For more information, contact us today: Call: 01332 880515 or e-mail Visit to find out more about our programmes and what we can offer.

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