Lisa Brooks, a temporary member of staff within Graduate Advantage, has been chosen from hundreds of temps to be awarded the title of Graduate Temp of the Year at the 2010 Katie Bard Excellence Awards.
Every year the awards held by leading recruitment agency Katie Bard, aim to recognise the talent of temp workers across the Midlands and UK and highlight their contributions to the economy. The awards acknowledge and celebrate workers who have been truly outstanding in their roles and have exceeded employer expectations.
Lisa Brooks is currently working as a Placements Assistant within Graduate Advantage, helping recent graduates within the West Midlands to obtain short paid internships with local businesses and organisations.
She was nominated for the award by Clara Wilcox, placements manager at Graduate Advantage for her ‘proactive attitude, going the extra mile and volunteering to take on extra responsibility’.
Lisa said: “It was a really rewarding feeling to be acknowledged for my contributions to Graduate Advantage since being here, and I feel that my eagerness to get involved and hard work here is a testament to what I feel is a fantastic organisation and top-notch team. I’ve really been made to feel like a fully-fledged, valued member of staff, rather than ‘just a temp’.”
Words by Lianne Robinson