London,
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October
2015
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11:03
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Camden Council wins at the London Boroughs Apprenticeship Awards

Camden Council is celebrating winning a prestigious award at the London Boroughs Apprenticeship Awards on 23 September.

The awards celebrate best practice and successful outcomes in apprenticeships across London local authorities. Camden Apprenticeships team and Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre work together to deliver Camden’s apprenticeship service and they won the coveted “Best work with supply chains and local businesses” award.

The judges chose Camden because of the broad range of sectors we work with. The judges were also impressed with the variety of new contractors worked with this year and the support offered to ensure that local residents who have additional barriers to work were supported to take up opportunities.

The Council was also shortlisted for all of the other three award categories:

Best manager or mentor, for which Richard Merritt, customer services team manager was a runner up.

Best new apprentice, for which Rubina Chowdhury, who joined our economic development team in April a runner up.

Best progression by an apprentice, for which Sylwester Sobolewski whose apprenticeship is in business support at our offices at 5 Pancras Square was a runner up.

Cllr Georgia Gould, Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth
“Camden’s young people are the future of the borough and vital to its economy. I’m delighted that the hard work of Camden Apprenticeships and Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre has been recognised with this award. 
 
“I would particularly like to thank all the partner organisations that contribute to our apprenticeships service for their support – and all our apprentices too. It’s a reflection of the excellent partnerships we have been able to build in Camden.”
Cllr Georgia Gould, Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth

Councillor Peter John, London Councils’ Executive member for children, skills and employment said:

“Since 2009, councils in London have created nearly 7,000 apprenticeships in a diverse range of fields from civil engineering to project management. It is fantastic to see what apprentices can achieve given the prospect of a varied and challenging public sector career.”

Full details of the awards are at: londoncouncils.gov.uk