Microsoft Apprentice of the Year NominationCharlie Gilbert

Our apprentice, Charlie Gilbert, aged 18 from Charlton Horethorne, is celebrating as he has been shortlisted for Microsoft Apprentice of the Year and has been invited to attend a Parliamentary reception in the Stranger’s Dining Room at the House of Commons in July.  Also invited to this event are businesses, think tanks, Peers and MPs including Yeovil MP - David Laws. 

At the time of the nomination, Charlie, who is based at our Yeovil Innovation Centre, has been with the company for one year.  He joined the company, with limited IT skills after completing his GCSEs at Preston School, Yeovil and with the help of his Perspicuity Apprenticeship, has fast become a valuable member of the team.

Charlie was nominated for the Award by Ben Gower, MD Perspicuity Ltd who commented

“Charlie showed immediate promise and he has continued to build on that all year, he is highly regarded by his peers and his customers.  He has demonstrated over and over again that he is a valued member of our team and a role model in my view for others to follow.  This nomination is testament to that.”


Recently, Perspicuity has won an exciting new contract to create a Microsoft Technology Hub for business customers.  The high-tech centre is one of England’s first custom-built Technology facility outside of Microsoft’s Head Office; based at the Yeovil Innovation Centre it will allow businesses to have a guided tour though cutting edge Microsoft technology and will also be a fantastic environment for apprentices to remain at the forefront of changes in the industry.
The official launch of the Hub is on Friday 29th June.