Last week we had our fourth annual Graduation Ceremony, where we celebrated all of the hard work and achievements of our apprentice class of 2018/19!
Samuel Edwards was one of the 82 graduates, finishing his level 3 Digital Project Administration qualification alongside working for the UK’s leading advanced digital innovation centre, Digital Catapult.
Since completing, Samuel has now been hired full time by Digital Catapult, who have
Samuel has been helped along his apprenticeship journey by his line-manager at Digital Catapult, Geraldine Moor, as well as his Learning Development Specialist (LDS) – Dharam Lohia, who have both played a huge part in Samuel’s success story so far.
Geraldine is the Business Development Professional at Digital Catapult and has seen Samuel develop and progress a huge amount over the space of his apprenticeship. So much so that he has been taken on as a full-time member of staff!
“Samuel was the third apprentice to join Digital Catapult, and the first to work on the facilities team.” said Geraldine.
“His position as front of house coordinator requires him to greet visitors, book meeting rooms and help with inquiries. Having Samuel’s LDS come to our office monthly to discuss his progress was a great help, particularly in the first six months.
“We are thrilled to have Samuel now as a permanent member of the team. Samuel’s willingness to help plus his calm and cheerful manner – even under pressure – makes him a great addition to the team.”
Dharam has also had the pleasure of seeing Samuel progress throughout his apprenticeship and as his LDS, was in a position to tutor and specifically align what Samuel was learning with his role at Digital Catapult.
Samuel’s positive progression into a full-time role within the field of his apprenticeship study is a testament to Dharam’s experienced learning structure and
“I am so proud that Samuel has secured a permanent role as a front of house coordinator with Digital Catapult!” said Dharam.
“I have seen Samuel develop and mature professionally since he first started and make massive improvements, especially on his communications skills.
“Geraldine and the rest of the team at Digital Catapult have been incredibly supportive of Samuel throughout and it’s great to see they’ve taken him on full time and have been rewarded for reruiting an apprentice with a fully-pledged full time member of the team!
“I’ll be following Sam’s career closely and I’m sure he’s going to be a huge success at Digital Catapult for many years!”
We’ve heard from Samuel’s manager and from his LDS, so what does Samuel himself say about his journey as an apprentice!
“My journey with LDN Apprenticeships has been a great experience.
“Since starting I have improved my communication skills, widened my general IT knowledge and gained new skills using Microsoft Office packages.
“Digital Catapult has allowed me to learn a number of professional skills such as note-taking and listening on meetings.
My apprenticeship has improved my quality of work and the workshops have allowed me to gain more knowledge of the business world.
“I would like to thank my LDS Dharam, my manager Geraldine and Danait Weldesellasie for believing in me and having the patience to support me through my apprenticeship.
“I recommend to every young person to do an apprenticehip because it’s a great life experience.”
Congratulations to Samuel for joining the LDN Apprenticeships class of 2018/19 and landing a full-time role at Digital Catapult!
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