Charlotte Wilkinson, Durham
“I entered the competition because I have always wanted to be able to go for my class one licence, this competition gave me a chance to develop new skills and gain vast knowledge and experience from the RHA. I’ve had a huge interest in the industry from an early age. My normal job role is working for Durham County Council in the Highways Department. This involves being heavily involved with delivering winter maintenance throughout the County which I thoroughly enjoy doing.
“When I got the call just before Christmas, I couldn’t believe I had won, I honestly thought it was a joke. But speaking over the phone I found that it was believable. My emotions ran high, and I did cry as this is a huge opportunity for myself to develop my skills and prove to myself that I am capable of doing this. I am just so thankful to the RHA for doing this competition and giving people the opportunity to gain driver qualifications. It’s an unbelievable prize and I am very pleased to have been picked as one of the prize winners.”