New addition to the Rising Star team…


Rising Star would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest member of our team.

Katie Shippen has joined the team down at our South Shields based office and training suite as Business Administration Apprentice.

Previous to Rising Star, Katie studied hairdressing at South Tyneside College where she was successful in getting her level one apprenticeship. She then went on to do her level 2 in hairdressing at national hairdressers, Saks.

Having decided she would like to change the direction of her career, Katie attended the Rising Star Business Administration and Customer Service Apprenticeship Selection Centre earlier on in 2016 and after keeping in contact with the team she was able the secure this opportunity when it became available.

In her role her tasks will include meeting and greeting people at reception, answering the phones, booking candidates into appointments, updating the CRM system, scanning, photo copying and other administrative support activities.

Katie said: “The help and support I received when on the Selection Centre earlier on this year was just unbelievable.

“I was absolutely over the moon when this opportunity came about and I am delighted to be part of this great team here at Rising Star.”

Rising Star Managing Director, Angela Anderson said: “Katie is an excellent addition to our team at Rising Star.

“Having been through the process herself she knows the ropes already and is well positioned to offer support and empathy to the young people who use our service.

“She’s already lapping up all of the tasks and responsibilities we are giving her and is proving to be a really valuable addition to the team!”

Want to be the next Katie Shippen? Then why not have a look at our upcoming events and current vacancies and your dream job could just be round the corner!