A TEENAGE girl from Batley travelled to the Houses of Parliament to pick up a national award.
Rabeha Shah, 18, has won Rathbone’s Employee of the Year award for her work mentoring other young people at the charity’s Dewsbury centre.
Open to all staff and young people who have worked at Rathbone’s 74 centres, the UK Achievers Awards honour those who have made progress through learning.
Although Rabeha enjoyed life at Batley Girls High School, she left with little idea as to what to do next.
Following a spell at Station Road-based CMS Vocational Training Rabeha began a placement with Rathbone, a charity that enables unemployed teenagers to move on to college or work.
Rabeha has been doing qualifications ever since, including Levels 1, 2 and 3 in the Business Administration Apprenticeship, in less than two years.
She has also helped Rathbone apprentice, Rizwana Shakil, 17, from Dewsbury.
Rabeha said: “I am really excited about winning this award.”
Rabeha received her award from Vernon Coaker, Minister of State for Schools and Learners.
Rathbone is a UK-wide youth charity providing education and training to young people aged 14 and over most at risk of social exclusion.