AN apprentice from Silsden has scooped a prestigious award.

Chloe Taylor was named Level 3 Apprentice of the Year in an acclaimed honours programme.

She was among a number of people recognised in the City Training Services Apprenticeship Awards.

Chloe, a pharmacy technician, was described by her tutors as a "fantastic student who is strong and supportive to colleagues".

She said the award had come out of the blue, but that she was thrilled.

"I was very surprised to win but it is nice to be recognised," added Chloe, who works at Steeton Pharmacy.

"I love my job – it is different every day. I get to meet a lot of people and it is nice to be able to help them."

The awards recognise the achievements of apprentices, trainees and their employers in subject areas ranging from business and engineering to childcare.

Dawn Leak, chief executive officer of City Training Services and director of employer responsiveness at Bradford College, said: "Each year we work with hundreds of employers across Bradford and the wider Leeds City Region.

"We support thousands of people through their apprenticeships and many of them stand out as high achievers and individuals who go above and beyond. It is wonderful to be able to recognise their outstanding achievements."