We feel Rebecca is very worthy of this award and recognition for demonstrating real resilience and commitment to her own personal development and showing a determination to complete her Apprenticeship, despite the many barriers faced.
Teresa Povey, Senior Programme Manager, Pearson TQ
Rebecca has had a remarkable apprenticeship journey. As well as navigating an apprenticeship whilst in a very busy role in the RAF, when the pandemic hit she was faced with home schooling two young children and her husband, also a serving member of the forces, was frequently away completing his own duties. For most, this would be more than enough reason to put the Apprenticeship on hold whilst she navigated her other priorities however Rebecca was determined to keep up with her studies and complete as planned. During her time on programme, Rebecca was responsible for tracking over 1,400 RAF personnel, ensuring they were safe and that those shielding or with Covid symptoms, were known and recorded to support and protect others on camp to prevent further spread of the virus. Rebecca often had to start early and finish late to ensure she could complete everything she needed to do but did so without complaining.
Rebecca kept in touch with her coach through weekly calls and together they split targets to manageable chunks to ensure progress was maintained as Rebecca was so determined to complete her apprenticeship whilst juggling all the other things she was dealing with.
Rebecca completed on time and with excellent results passing all elements of her end point assessment first time. She is a real inspiration to all of us with how she managed to commit to her family, her very important duties within the RAF and her own learning during a pandemic demonstrating real resilience and commitment.
SAC Reeves has done exceptionally well with managing her competing priorities.
Rebecca Reeves is an inspiring RAF role model.
Kit Carney, SO2 Professional Development, Army Apprenticeships