Award for teenage apprentice Jenna

TEENAGE apprentice Jenna Unwin is celebrating after being named one of the best in the business.

The 17-year-old from Rotherham was presented with the Retail Intermediate Apprentice Award from skills charity People 1st.

Jenna, who was nominated by her tutor Jayne Wills at The Source Skills Academy, was presented with her award at The House of Commons.

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Jenna runs the Whistle Stop Sweet Shop in Sheffield — the second outlet opened by Rotherham entrepreneurs Kara and Tony Chapman, whose first sweet shop is at Rotherham’s Imperial Buildings.

Jenna is now working towards a Level 3 Retail Management qualification with The Source.

She said: “It was so exciting to receive my award at the House of Commons.

“I hadn’t been to London before so it made a great day out and we enjoyed seeing the sights.

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“I was so surprised to hear my name called out and I can’t wait to put the trophy somewhere where all our customers can see.”

Kara said: “We’re so proud of Jenna and she thoroughly deserves this award. “She is a valued member of the team — if Jenna sets her mind on achieving something, there is no stopping her.

“I’m sure she has a great career ahead of her and this award is a fantastic accolade for her.”