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Becoming Lambeth Made!

Becoming Lambeth Made!

Jasmine May

Lambeth Council and LDN Apprenticeships are working together to create at least 100 new apprenticeships for young residents of Lambeth, working for companies in and around Lambeth.

We believe that young people in Lambeth can achieve awesome things, which is why we’ve partnered with the ‘Lambeth Made’ initiative. Lambeth Made is an opportunity for local residents to gain extra career support whilst applying for an Apprenticeship with us.

Since starting the collaborative project in May 2019, we have guided Lambeth candidates into face to face networking events with employers from Lambeth and Central London.

 

We caught up with a group of current Lambeth residents going through each stage of an apprenticeship with us. Kindness Adezor is one of the many Lambeth candidates who have been supported throughout their time here at LDN Apprenticeships.

Living in Herne Hill, Kindness heard about perusing apprenticeships through her school. Since applying, she is now meeting employers face to face through our unique Career Kickstarter events.

 

Kindness spoke to us about the struggles she has faced whilst trying to start her career as a Lambeth resident as well as joining of our Lambeth Made programme.

 

‘From experience, I know it’s hard to get an apprenticeship when you are just applying on your own. I think it’s easier if you have connections and know people. But for residents like myself, we don’t have these connections.’

‘This is why I think it’s important. I’m grateful LDN Apprenticeships are helping to connect me and other Lambeth residents together with employers. ‘

What it’s like to become Lambeth Made Apprentice.

 

Whilst candidates such as Kindness are attending our Career Kickstarters, Renaise Lewis is already five months into her apprenticeship as a Talent Scout with us here at LDN Apprenticeships.

 

As a Talent Scout, Renaise meets candidates at the very beginning of their apprenticeship journey. Drawing on her own experience of applying for an apprenticeship, Renaise is in a fantastic position to guide and mentor candidates before meeting employers.

 

We discussed her Apprenticeship experience so far. From her decision to do an apprenticeship, to her current role and what her motivation to become an Apprentice in the recruitment industry was.

‘When I started college, I didn’t enjoy it and was only going to mark that I had attended. I wasn’t learning and I love learning, sitting in a classroom wasn’t for me.

‘I needed to be doing something more, that’s how I decided an apprenticeship was for me!’   ‘A career in recruitment wasn’t something I had really thought about until I started here.’

Renaise is a brilliant example of how Apprentices can benefit from gaining exclusive workplace experience and how to optimise opportunities provided from the Lambeth Made initiative.

‘I love the Lambeth Made project and think it’s so good! I see people on the street in my local town doing nothing. It’s so cool that this is giving them the opportunity to do something with their lives.’

‘Whilst working here, I’ve seen a lot of what LDN Apprenticeships have done for people. I think it’s safe to say I’m excited to see what they can do for me!’

However, choosing and following the right career path isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

Finding the right Pathway.

Myro Costa is currently in the final stages of his application process to become an IT Support apprentice. When Myro first contacted us, he was unsure about which pathway he wanted to pursue. Since attending a face to face interview with us, his passion for all things IT became very apparent. Due to his enthusiasm and drive, we pointed him into the direction of our Network Engineer pathway.

 

After researching the pathway, Myro couldn’t feel suited to the Network Engineer apprenticeship and is eager to start attending work trials for this particular programme.

‘LDN Apprenticeships have opened a new door for me. I can finally do something with my life that I’m going to put my all into.

‘A lot of people think that because we are young, we don’t have the correct skill set or work ethic. But LDN Apprenticeships think otherwise. 

‘This is why I would advise people to savour every moment they have during their apprenticeship and to prove stereotypes otherwise.’

You can hear more about Myro’s experience and how the Lambeth Made initiative is helping him and other apprentices throughout their different apprenticeship journeys.

If you are a Lambeth resident, aged 16-24, looking to kickstart your career now is the time! Apply now below!

If you’re thinking of HIRING a Lambeth apprentice with us, click on the link below to discover more!

If you’re thinking of BECOMING Lambeth Made, click on the link below and find out how!

Charlotte @ X4 Group – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Charlotte @ X4 Group – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Charlotte @ X4 Group!

X4 Group is one of London’s biggest recruitment agency, scouting talent with the help of today’s innovative technology. Charlotte continues to impress her team by always completing her daily tasks to a high standard whilst staying energetic and motivated.

LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action (EEWAP).

Charlotte was nominated by her Learning Development Specialist – Steve, and the feedback was provided by Charlotte’s line-manager and Data Protection & Compliance Coordinator at X4 Group – Niall Tierney.

You can read the full nomination below!

 

Energy

 

From the beginning of her apprenticeship Charlotte has shown such positive energy towards her work, her colleagues and LDN Apprenticeships. Whilst energy can dwindle over time, Charlotte has been the opposite, her lovely attitude towards her role keeps growing as she develops her skills and knowledge, a true role model for any new apprentice that joins our company in the future.

 
Enthusiasm

 

Charlotte has shown great interest in X4 Group as a company, she does not shy away from asking questions and has an eagerness to fully understand the processes of HR and the way we operate as an organisation. Because of these attributes, we have asked Charlotte if she would like to continue her employment with X4 Group once her apprenticeship is completed. We are glad to say she has accepted.

 

 

Willingness To Learn

 

 

Charlotte’s confidence and can-do attitude has allowed her to express her enthusiasm when learning new skills, in recent month’s charlotte has shown an interest in the compliance side of our organisation, as a result we are planning a strategy that will allow Charlotte to take on some compliance duties after her apprenticeship has completed.

 

Ability To Take Feedback

 

 

Charlotte’s openness and good spirit makes her a pleasure to manage, she is always keen to hear feedback and continually strives to better and improve her performance.

 

Propensity To Take Action 

 

Charlotte is an extremely pro-active individual and I believe she thrives in a fast paced working environment. She is also full of ideas and suggestions that have helped build on and better some of our current processes.

 

Congratulations Charlotte! 

If you’re thinking of HIRING an apprentice with us, click on the link below to discover more!

If you’re thinking of BECOMING an apprentice, click on the link below and find out how!

Shea @ Cobalt Recruitment – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

Shea @ Cobalt Recruitment – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

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We are happy to announce that the winner of Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month is Shea @ Cobolt Recruitment!

Cobolt Recruitment is a leading recruiter in the finance and property sector. Since joining the team last October, it has been a delight to watch Software Developer Technician Apprentice Shea grow in confidence whilst developing his tech skills.

LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action (EEWAP).

Shea was nominated by his Learning Development Specialist – Kevin, and the feedback was provided by Shea’s line-manager and Global Operations Director at Cobolt Recruitment – Sara Burton

You can read the full nomination below!

 

Energy

 

Shea is an energetic member of the team which he needs to be working in the salesfloor. He is always smiling no matter how tricky the problem!

 
Enthusiasm

 

Shea is very enthusiastic about our system and that is beginning to rub off on the sales team who aren’t always so enthusiastic about it! He is always positive when a problem needs to be solved, that there is a solution out there somewhere!

 

 

Willingness To Learn

 

Shea has had to learn in this role, as we push the configuration further, he needs to be able to do more and more advanced things with it. He has taken the lead in an internal task force team and also learnt how to run workshop sessions.

 

Ability To Take Feedback

 

One of Shea’s biggest strengths is his willingness to take feedback, not least from the system when “computer says no”. He has been able to take on more responsibility for his own cases, learning how to work effectively with 3rd parties now following feedback on previous cases. He is currently working on his skills on training others which involves taking on board lots of feedback. He never gets down hearted about feedback and always looks at it positively. He’s had plenty of positive feedback too which he is obviously pleased to get – this has come in the form of 2 “backbone” team member of the month in the last 6 months, as well as individual emails thanking him for his work on particular projects.

 

Propensity To Take Action 

 

Shea is not one to watch the world go by, and so is always making and updating to do lists. He doesn’t settle for an “alright” job but keeps going until it is perfect.

 

Congratulations Shea! 

If you’re thinking of HIRING an apprentice with us, click on the link below to discover more!

If you’re thinking of BECOMING an apprentice, click on the link below and find out how!

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We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN June Apprentice of the Month is Isabel @ Funding Circle!

Funding circle is a company dedicated to supporting small business’ in financial loaning. We’ve had several amazing young people work here and excel in the workplace such as Apprentice of the year 2019, Ellie O’Reilly.  Isobel is one of many who since arrival has become an asset to the team whilst demonstrating valuable workplace qualities. 

 LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action (EEWAP). Isabel’s nomination is below:

Energy:

Isabel comes into work every day with a smile on her face and brings a huge amount of positivity to the desk. She gets on with everyone in the team, is a brilliant team player and will always step forward to cover other people. She is always willing to help others and I have received great feedback about her from her colleagues and also others around the business.

Enthusiasm:

Isabel has expressed how grateful she is to be here and I can see that every day in the effort she puts in. She completes her coursework to an excellent standard and is great at keeping me in the loop on how it is going. In her probation meeting she came with loads of ideas on what she wanted to improve on and her 6 month development plan. This level of enthusiasm and commitment to the role really embodies the Funding Circle values.

Willingness To Learn:

Isabel has always been willing to take on new challenges even when they’ve pushed her outside of her comfort zone. I often look to Isabel to take on additional responsibilities as she is always keen to push herself, will never complain, and will get her head down straight away, ensuring she gets up to speed as quickly as possible. I have also been really impressed by the fact that during quieter times she has taken it upon herself to arrange to shadow other people in the team to gain more knowledge in other areas.

Ability To Take Feedback:

I have weekly catch ups with Isabel and during these she will always proactively seek feedback. Throughout her probation period she would often check in with me to ensure she was exactly where she needed to be, and if she was ever falling behind she would make sure she knew what she needed to do to catch up. She is very calm-natured and takes on feedback well and will make a visible effort to implement it in the following week.

Propensity To Take Action:

 Isabel is targeted on both her volume and quality of work and at the time of writing she has exceeded her targets for 12 weeks in a row which is exceptional for someone who has only been here since the start of the year. She has recently been successful in obtaining a new role in another department and I know she do an amazing job there too! 

Congratulations Isabel! 

If you’re thinking of HIRING an apprentice with us, click on the link below to discover more!

If you’re thinking of BECOMING an apprentice, click on the link below and find out how!

My’a @ Yoobic – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

My’a @ Yoobic – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

Jasmine May

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We’re happy to announce that the winner of Tech LDN June Apprentice of the Month is My’a Douglas @ Yoobic!

 Yoobic helps retailers optimize their stores, operations, and teams to increase conversions. My’a is currently one of three LDN Apprentices atYoobic who exceed company expectations on a day-to-day basis. My’a’s attitude within the workplace is a true reflection of the values LDN Apprenticeships support. 

LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action (EEWAP). Read My’a’s nomination below:

 

Energy: My’a comes into work every day with a smile on her face and is always keen to get stuck in with her daily tasks. She quite clearly lifts the spirits of other team members with her cheerful temperament, which is really nice to see.


Enthusiasm: 
In the world of QA testing, certain tasks can become quite tedious at times due to the repetitive nature of activity. With My’a, however, she is always enthused to get going with the work, no matter how dull the task may appear to be.

 

Willingness To Learn: There’s lots to learn within the QA domain, whether that’s new tools, technologies or techniques. My’a frequently asks questions to get a better understanding of how things work and what skills / new techniques may improve her practice. I can see she is regularly reading documentation on the tools we use and watching various YouTube tutorials about QA / Development technologies, which will no doubt help her achieve her goals during her apprenticeship. 

 

Ability To Take Feedback: When I conduct the monthly reviews I give each of the apprentices feedback that includes areas for improvement. My’a always takes the feedback positively and on most occasions comes to me for further details on how she can improve, taking note of steps to be taken until the next review.

 

Propensity To Take Action: Every day in the QA team there’s a lot of tasks to carry out (sometimes too many!). As the QA lead, I am usually juggling many tasks at once and the apprentices can see / appreciate this. I can the sense that My’a understands that I’m very busy and knows that I cannot always assist the team with their work. She will always take matters into her own hands and shows a great level of initiative, which is extremely helpful for me when I don’t always have time to assist in certain tasks.

 

I really am grateful to have My’a in my team and not only is she a great asset to the team in terms of the work she contributes, but she’s a great person and I really believe she has a bright future ahead of her.

Congratulations My’a!

 

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