Camden’s ‘Big Thank You’ for apprentices

Camden’s apprenticeships team, apprentices and employers celebrated National Apprenticeships Week on Friday 18 March with the annual Big Thank You event.The Big Thank You event was held at the Warner Brothers offices in Holborn to celebrate the success of apprentices who have been recruited by the Camden Apprenticeships service, which includes the King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre.Apprenticeships provide an excellent way for businesses to tackle skills shortages, succeed and grow. The winners were:

  • Most improved apprentice: Elton Dsane (Apprentice Grower – InMidTown)
  • Most reliable apprentice: Maisie Kerrigan (Nursery Assistant Apprentice – Swiss Cottage Nursery)
  • Best team player: Sharmela Majumder (Customer Service Officer Apprentice – Camden Council)
  • Best apprentice progression: Angel Pederson (Training Coordinator Apprentice – HGV Training)
  • Supervisor of the year: Diane James-McFee from Camden Council, who manages Mohammed Yusuf Ali
  • Apprentice of the year: Aaron Long (Horticultural Operative Apprentice – Willerby Landscapes)

To help more local businesses fill their skills gaps, Camden Apprenticeships is building on the success of its “Grow, achieve, succeed” marketing campaign last year with this month’s “A foot on the career ladder” campaign.Thanks to all the hard work of our team and local employers our apprenticeship service is on track to meet its annual target of 250 new apprenticeships by the end of March 2016.

“Camden’s apprentices are Camden’s future. It was great to be able to meet so many of them this evening, and know that with their support, the borough has a bright future.”
Councillor Georgia Gould, Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth