A Richard Huish College student has been nominated and shortlisted for this year’s Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards.

Charlie Brock, who studies A Level Law, Business, and Economics, alongside an Extended Project Qualification, received his nomination based on securing a Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship with global law firm ‘Ashurst’ after being one of only 8 to gain the role from thousands of applicants, and also his from his charity work he undertook to raise money for the Marie Curie Foundation and the North Devon Hospice in memory for his late Law teacher, Mike Twyble.

The event, to be held in July 2023, is to celebrate the many businesses and education providers who have inspired the next generation – and the young people who have worked hard to progress in their next steps towards a successful future.

Charlie’s nomination came from Huish Student Liaison Officer, Tara Flanagan who said “Undoubtably, this achievement is a result of Charlie’s proactive, diligent, and positive attitude towards his academic studies, employability and personal development. Charlie has consistently demonstrated his enthusiasm for the Law sector and has developed an invaluable set of soft skills that he will be able to apply to, and build upon, in his Degree Apprenticeship.

“For Charlie to continually undertake all of these opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and personal goals, whilst also completing the most academically challenging and critical year in his educational life, takes a great deal of commitment, dedication, resilience and positivity in order to succeed.

“Charlie hopes to encourage other A Level Law students from the Somerset area to continue their studies and explore a work-based progression route into the Law sector.

“Charlie’s desire to help others and be a positive and active member of his community will most certainly lead him to progress from Richard Huish College into a successful career. We wish Charlie all of the best with his future and thank him for his contribution to the college community”.