We have our winners!
We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Future LDN and Tech LDN Apprentice and Manager of the Year 2020!
This year we were inundated with nominations – receiving more nominations than the last two years COMBINED! So picking the winners was not easy!
Check out our announcement video to hear from our CEO, Simon Bozzoli, as well as from each winner from every category.
Below you’ll find every winner from each category and their fantastic nominations from their respective line-managers and apprentices. Congratulations to everyone nominated this year and to the LDN Apprenticeships Apprentice and Manager of the Year winners!
Tech LDN Apprentice of the Year
Nominated by Pritesh Mawdiah: Head of Tech Support & Development
His love for his work, his capacity to grow in every area of his life, his ability to confront difficult situations and take away a learning from every failure is an inspirational attitude for the team and the organisation.
Future LDN Apprentice of the Year
Nominated by Sue Rivett: Service Improvement Manager
Future LDN Manager of the Year
Nominated by Future LDN Apprentice: Charlie Wait
I am nominating Adrian because I don’t believe anyone could have been as lucky as I was to have such a kind and considerate manager.
When joining Warner Bros, I entered a timid boy riddled with external problems and a fear for self-value. Adrian relentlessly stood with me and offered support and care in factors that others would turn a blind eye at. My time with Adrian has helped refine me and has most definitely turned me into the well-rounded man I am today.
Whilst working with Adrian, I was taught a myriad of information about film. From the basics of how the industry works, the progression & hard work needed to stick around and the technical nitty-gritty which is always evolving and forever changing the media landscape. Adrian would rigorously teach me the “ins and outs” of technical know-how and I in return would relish in the opportunity to indulge in his rhetoric.
In regard to personal life, I was struck by a bout of bad health. Adrian always offered help & guidance and would make visits to see if I was ok and getting better. I then had a misfortune of family issues which was no uncommon factor in my young life. Adrian helped me, showed me how to be self-sufficient, deal with the pain caused by these circumstances and went out of his way to make sure I was safe.
The thing that I am most grateful for is the number of chances he took on me. I entered expecting to become the tea boy but Adrian gave me chance upon, chance to prove myself. Sometimes our ideologies and visions would not align but that was only because Adrian had already considered the possibilities had seen their downfalls. If it was a possibility that he may not have considered, then instead of rejecting my ideas he would help me carry them out and see them to full fruition.
Adrian is a brilliant manager not because he leads from the front but because he leads from the back and by doing so, makes sure no one is left behind! He raises you up when you’re down and pushes you forward when you fall back.
“A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way” John C. Maxwell.
Tech LDN Manager of the Year
Nominated by Tech LDN Apprentice: Leydiane Alves de lima
Marc has been the best manager to work for as he is all things you would wish for when working at a new job. Since my first day, he has made me feel a part of the team and eased my nerves of starting a new job in a completely new field. Despite not knowing much and needing help with small things, he always made me feel like a valued member of the team and invested in me before I could see any potential in myself.
No matter how long I took to complete a task he was always patient and understanding, and gave me all the time I needed to figure it out.