Islington college student wins government apprenticeship

Khadejah Al Harbi, 18,

Khadejah Al Harbi, 18, - Credit: Archant

A college student is set to get a taste of government life after being awarded an apprenticeship in the Cabinet Office.

Khadejah Al Harbi, 18, an International Baccalaureate student at City and Islington College in Goswell Road, FInsbury, achieved top grades in all subjects and is now set to begin a two year placement at the Government Digital Service in Holborn.

The Highbury resident, who came to the UK from Saudi Arabia, said: “I hope that I can learn more about how the government works, about government services and just what it’s like to be in that kind of working environment. I will be studying towards a level 4 apprenticeship while doing the job, so I will have the chance to learn and work at the same time.”

Khadejah will be helping to develop the central government strategy on digital inclusion and her ambition for the future is to work for the UN with a focus on law and human rights.

Her tutor and coordinator of the International Baccalaureate at City and Islington College, Melissa Marsh, said: “Khadejah has been a fantastic student on what is a very challenging and rewarding course. To get an apprenticeship at the Civil Service is an exceptional achievement and shows the possibilities available to students who take the International Baccalaureate.”