AN AWARD-WINNING teenage chef from Ellesmere Port has become an ambassador.
Todd Lowndes, 16, is one of 25 young people chosen to form the Young Apprenticeship Ambassador’s network.
The group have been picked for their expertise, ambition and success.
They will be asked to advise the National Apprenticeship Service and provide an insight into their experiences of being an apprentice, help develop future policy decisions and give their view on what future apprentices may be looking for.
Todd, who started his hospitality Young Apprenticeship in 2008 at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, was crowned the UK’s Young Apprentice of the Year during the summer.
The University Church of England Academy student will be mentored by Claire Young from the hit TV show The Apprentice.
He said: “I have just signed on to do my advanced apprenticeship, in house at the Grosvenor.
“My hopes for the future are to be a Michelin star chef and have my own restaurant.
“If apprenticeships are still available when I have my own business, I would happily take on apprentices.
“Being in the Young Apprenticeship programme has had a big impact on my life and has made me a better person and given me the drive to succeed.”