Samuel Edwards @ Digital Catapult – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Samuel Edwards @ Digital Catapult – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We’re happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Samuel Edwards @ Digital Catapult.

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). Samuel’s nomination is below:

 

Energy: Samuel is our youngest team member, but is mature for his age. The team couldn’t believe that he turned 18 last month and I expect the visitors that he deals with daily would be surprised. Samuel is our front of house coordinator which requires him to greet visitors and help them with their queries. He treats everyone – our regulars and first timers – with respect. People want to talk to him because he has such a lovely disposition and is always cheerful.

 

Enthusiasm: Often Samuel will offer to come in early when he knows we will be busier than usual. We say no but he still turns up early, which is always appreciated. He’ll happily do extra tasks that are not in his job description without being asked to. Visitors are drawn to him because he makes them feel welcome.

 

Willingness To Learn: Twice so far Samuel has worked with other teams (design and the events teams) to get a better understanding of what we do. On both occasions he wrote detailed reports explaining what he learned; plus the experience has helped him with his existing role.

 

Ability To Take Feedback: Samuel wants to learn and is always open to suggestions. He will also suggest ways that he thinks can improve how he works.

 

Propensity To Take Action: We are changing the way we track visitors and meeting room usage. Samuel came up with two excellent ideas that will be introduced next month: that we receive allowance alerts for visitors who have a room usage limit, and that when booking a room in the calendar that it automatically goes into Salesforce. In the meantime, he has been monitoring room and hot desk usage, which can be time consuming.

 

 

Congratulations Samuel!

Emanuel da Silva @ Caritas – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Emanuel da Silva @ Caritas – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We’re happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Emanuel da Silva @ Caritas

 

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). Emanuel’s nomination is below:

 

Energy: Emanuel has been at Caritas for 6 months and is truly an invaluable asset to the team. His sheer dedication to go above and beyond has definitely transpired in an impressive way and has shown through hard work you can achieve results.

 

Enthusiasm: Since Emanuel started his apprenticeship he has hit the ground running. He is honest, dependable and incredibly hardworking  and truly excels in an commercial environment. This is whilst fostering positive discussions in order to bring the best out of his colleagues.

 

Willingness to learn: The reason why I took Emanuel on was his response at interview stage that he would like to develop on

his areas of weakness e.g. communication skills. Emanuel has immersed himself into new projects and developed his sales etiquette skills which has proved vital for his role.

 

Ability to take feedback: Emanuel is a true team player and an impressive problem solver who is able to address complex issues as well as take feedback constructively. He is inspired by challenges and is able to resolve it with strategy and confidence.

 

Propensity to take action: As part of Emanuel’s apprenticeship he has been given targets both professionally & academically by which he has proved to me that he is able to balance the two with ease. Overall, he is a dedicated knowledgeable individual who is an absolute pleasure to work alongside.

 

 

Congratulations Emanuel!

Sandra Taraseviciute @ Caritas – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Sandra Taraseviciute @ Caritas – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

I’m happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Sandra Taraseviciute @ Caritas

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). Sandra’s nomination is below:

 

Energy: Sandra has this amazing, positive energy about her. She influences people around her with her positivity and willingness to help. She comes in the morning, gets stuck with her course work, and moves onto work without even anyone noticing. She is always the first one to help and do a bit of extra for consultants and candidates.

Enthusiasm: I have never seen Sandra not being enthusiastic at work place. She finds solutions to every problems she faces. I have heard her on the phone with some tricky candidates and only thanks to her enthusiasm and willingness to help she managed to obtain information, documents needed. This is a massive achievement and she should be so proud. She was a real star and dealt with stress and pressure like a PRO!

Willingness To Learn: Sandra has always been willing to learn more and more. She retains information really well. You only need to explain things once. She has also been doing her own research to check if she can find an answer herself, before asking. This is a very unique skill!

Ability To Take Feedback: Sandra takes feedback very well. I have not had issues with Sandra, so didn’t need to have any difficult chats. In terms of her work, any feedback is implemented straight away.

Propensity To Take Action: Sandra is extremely pro-active and is full of great ideas. She is now so experienced that I can assign a task, give her deadline and I am confident the deadline will be met and task will be completed to the highest standard.

Sandra has been an absolute pleasure working with! I wish everyone was so committed, honest and dedicated! She is a real asset and I can not wait to watch her grow in her new role!

I know she will absolutely smash it!

 

Congratulations, Sandra!

Isabella Collishaw @ Potensis – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Isabella Collishaw @ Potensis – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

The winner of Tech City Stars Apprentice of the Month is Isabella Collishaw @ Potensis

LDN Group 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). Isabella’s nomination is below:

Energy: Izzy comes to work with energy to spare for the rest of her team. Naturally she is very inquisitive and one of the reasons we selected her after her trial day with us that she asked the most questions compared to her peers. She demonstrates her energy by actively seeking work and assignments when is nearing the end or finished her previous task. Her daily repetitive tasks are so well done that we only need to catch up about them once a month in our reviews and so far we haven’t had any/many issues with these.

Enthusiasm: Izzy loves working here and she is really keen and enthusiastic to take on work and develop her own ability and understanding. A few months ago we changed her responsibilities and even moved her to a new desk as most of her work was supporting a different team. She is now fully integrated into that team and has become a vital member, freeing up others time to focus on billing.

Willingness To Learn: Izzy’s willingness to learn is evident by the sheer number of questions she asks. She wants to know how things work and why certain things happen the way they happen. Most of her questions are sensible and well thought out, she’s not asking “just because”, but there is a thought process behind the question. She also loves to learn new things, as her line manager and also the company training manager, I’ve spent a lot of time working with her and it is evident that she not only willing to learn new things but actually thrives from it. I get the feeling that she would get stagnant if there wasn’t new tasks or concepts to learn in her work. 

Ability To Take Feedback: I have no problem explaining things to Izzy. Generally I ask her once to do something or explain to her how something works and she gets it. Same with feedback. She adapts her behaviours in line with what has been discussed. So not only is she taking the feedback but she is also putting it into action on a daily basis.

Propensity To Take Action: As mentioned above Izzy seeks out new work when required but this now “normal” for her and we would expect anyone with more than 3 months experience to do this. What I would like to highlight is that Izzy is now foreseeing issues within the realm of her work. She noticed that there were some changes in the timesheets she was processing as we hadn’t received the timesheets from a number of the regular workers. For us this would mean lost or delayed business. Izzy called the workers and chased them for their time sheets. The result of this was no delay in business and no lost/missing workers’ pay, which always meant that the team she supports didn’t have to do it themselves. Another example is how on top of her coursework she is. I asked Izzy to set up a schedule and, where she can, stick to that schedule so that she stays on top of her work. She is very much ahead and continues to push and as a result she is likely to finish her coursework ahead of schedule, which means that she can focus on work for final few months of her apprenticeship and really add value to the business as a whole.

Congratulations, Izzy!