Accredited Learning Programme for young people. Recognising wider achievement.


Fairwell to a member of Staff

Sion Pickering was Marketing and Communications Officer, he was with us for 1 year and 5 months from September 2016-January 2018. To Sion from all at FOTA. Congratulations to you on your new job - good for you! While we will miss you and have fond memories of working with you, you were a great coworker and team member. We wish you well and hope you attain all the success you deserve. Your dedication and work ethic have been an inspiration to us all, you were a credit to the team, and did a lot for us. I personally would like to say thank you. I’ve learned a lot working with you these past couple of months. I know you'll be successful in your new position.  It's been a pleasure knowing you mate, I only wish I had known you longer. Thank you and farewell, friend!

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