Sgil Cymru Managing Director Sue Jeffries has been announced as one of three finalists in the Work-based Learning Assessor of the Year category at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2017. It’s the second time Sue has been nominated, having previously been a finalist in the Practitioner category in the 2015 awards. This year, Sue has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the learning experience of creative industries apprentices in her role as Sgil Cymru’s lead assessor.
Sue’s vast experience of media production means that she truly understands the demands of the industry, but also how new entrants to the industry have to work their way up the ladder. After graduating from University College Wales, Aberystwyth, she joined ITV as a trainee PA working her way up through the production grades from Production Assistant to Director and Producer. Sue went freelance in 1989, and worked as a film and television producer and director for more than sixteen years, mainly in the field of drama, children’s and entertainment.
Sue now oversees three different apprenticeship programmes for Sgil Cymru in different areas of the creative industries, and works closely with a number of employers including BBC Cymru Wales, ITV Cymru Wales, S4C and the BAFTA-winning Real SFX to ensure that apprentices get the most out of their time on the scheme. As lead assessor, Sue also mentors three freelance assessors as they focus on developing the careers of the apprentices.
Sue has been named as a finalist in the awards alongside Emma Huggins of ACT Training and Kelly Nancarrow from Torfaen Training. The winner will be announced at the Apprentice Awards Cymru 2017 ceremony, sponsored by Pearson PLC and supported by media partner Media Wales, at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on Friday 20th October.
The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.