Shauni O'Neill National Apprentice of the Year 2011

My name is Shauni O’Neill. I work for London Underground Ltd and I am the National Apprentice of the Year 2011. Currently I’m a Station Supervisor at Rickmansworth and an ambassador for TfL, NAS and City and Guilds; however before this I was an Operational Apprentice for two years.

For me choosing to do an apprenticeship has proven to have been the best option I could have possibly taken. Joining London underground at the age of 16 just after finishing my GCSE’s, I found myself constantly learning new things both in my job and also personally.

At the start of my career I met a very senior director who told me that ‘I make my own luck’. These words inspired me to do my very best.