Celebrating Camden apprentices

Employers, apprentices and Camden’s apprenticeships team came together during National Apprenticeship Week to celebrate the success of apprentices recruited through our Camden Apprenticeships service and the King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre.

Hosted at Warner Brothers offices in Holborn, Cllr Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion, alongside David Joyce, Camden Council’s Director of Regeneration and Planning, presented the awards to the winners at last Friday’s event.

Cllr Hai said: “It’s fantastic to recognise and celebrate Camden’s apprentices and employers. Thank you to all our employers, you are ambassadors of our Camden 2025 vision, demonstrating a bold approach to flexible working and an inclusive economy.

“Our Camden apprentices represent our diverse future workforce. I congratulate them on their commitment to professional development and thank them for proving the value of apprenticeships to our economy and to society as a whole”

For Priya Paul winner of the most reliable apprentice, the scheme was an opportunity for a new start.

“After seven years of working as a childcare practioner. I decided to take a risk and change my career path, so I could progress and open more doors for my future.

“When I first started my apprenticeship I had very little knowledge about insurance. However, with all the 1-2-1 sessions I have had with my tutor, the training courses I have been to and the daily shadowing sessions I have had with my manager Simon I have learnt so much, and I am so glad that I decided to take the risk and change my career.”

Simon Roberson, winner of the internal supervisor and Priya’s manager said: “Having Priya as an apprentice in the Insurance Team has provided the whole team a chance to assist in her development, share the workload and help us to give greater thought to our work practices.

“Through coaching Priya it has given us a chance to review our processes in a way we may not have done.”

This year’s winners were:

  • Most Improved Apprentice: Kheira Hadjazi, Visitors Service Assistant, Apprentice at Conway Hall
  • Most Reliable Apprentice: Priya Paul, Assistant Insurance Officer, Apprentice at Camden Council
  • Best Team Player: Manny Inayatullah, HR Analyst Apprentice at Camden Council
  • Best Progression by an Apprentice: Jamal Mohammed, Engineering Apprentice at Macai Projects Limited
  • External Supervisor of the Year: Jackie Raven, Communications & Office Manager at Camden Carers Service
  • Internal Supervisor of the Year: Simon Roberson, Insurance Manager at Camden Council
  • External Apprentice of the Year: Mollie Delaney, Administration/Reception Apprentice at Camden Carers Service
  • Internal Apprentice of the Year: Nicola Monks, Apprentice Carpenter in Camden Council’s Maintenance Service

Thanks to all of our apprentices and supervisors, who continue to demonstrate the positive role of apprenticeships, and the value they bring to organisations.

Also highly commended were:

  • Grace Morris, Personal Advisor in Camden Council’s Connexions team, recognised for supporting a high number of young people into apprenticeships
  • Stephen Beckford, Employability Worker in Camden Councils Integrated Early Years’ Service, recognised for supporting a high number of parents into apprenticeships
  • Maggie Nightingale, Events Manager at Conway Hall, recognised for showing an exceptional level of support and flexibility as an apprentice manager.

Celebrating 10 years of Camden Apprenticeships

This year we are also celebrating 10 years of Camden Apprenticeships, during this time we have worked with hundreds of employers and created nearly 900 apprenticeships.

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Camden’s free service supports employers to make the most of apprenticeships and recruit the best talent. It also opens up new career opportunities to residents of all ages, with qualifications now available to anyone over 16 and ranging from entry level to degree and masters.

For more information about our scheme, visit