Libby @ Zebra People – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Libby @ Zebra People – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Libby @ Zebra People – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Libby @ Zebra People!   LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take...

Farhana @ Royal Society for Blind Children – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Farhana @ Royal Society for Blind Children!   LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn,...

Tan @ Warner Bros – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Tan @ Warner Bros!   LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback...

Serena Vano @ Simply Business – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We're happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Serena Vano @ Simply Business. LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take...

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...

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...

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...

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...

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Libby @ Zebra People!

 

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). Farhana’s nomination is below:

Energy:

Libby brings a considered energy to the office and is always aware of her surroundings. She is consistent and a subtle source of energy around the office. When it comes to the job, Lib brings energy at all times and no task is ever too great or met with negativity. Lib has a long way to travel to and from work and has never once complained about the journey or being tired. She is extremely diligent!

Enthusiasm:

It has been great watching Lib enjoy the role and also brilliant to see that she doesn’t let the hard parts of the role dissuade her. She has a level of maturity beyond her years and is calm and level headed (recruitment can be extremely hard and disappointing at times – where you feel like time has been wasted) and it is impressive to watch Libby deal with frustrating situations handling them with expertise and maturity. She doesn’t let anything get to her – and is determined to do a great job at all times. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Willingness To Learn:

Libby is genuinely interested in our industry and always takes action to increase her knowledge in certain disciplines. She is an extremely quick learner, who is able to quickly digest and assimilate new knowledge. She is always enthusiastic when receiving new knowledge and gracious in accepting this. She is also very good when it comes to teaching others new things and helping where needed. The amount of information that Libs has processed and taken on board since the start of her apprenticeship is extremely impressive. She will ask for help if needed – but usually she is able to pick things up the first time and never has to be asked to complete something for second time as her work is always excellent.

Ability To Take Feedback:

 Excellent. Lib takes feedback very well and makes sure that she listens to what she is being told and really takes this onboard. She constantly seeks feedback too and ways to improve her work. She is gracious and mature in accepting feedback. Her ability to communicate throughout this process is excellent.

Propensity To Take Action:

Brilliant – Lib is quick to action tasks, and is always very organised and on top of things (she actually helps organise me!). You only have to ask Lib to do something once and she does it extremely well & thoroughly.

 

Congratulations Libby! 

Farhana @ Royal Society for Blind Children – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Farhana @ Royal Society for Blind Children – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Farhana @ Royal Society for Blind Children!

 

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). Farhana’s nomination is below:

Energy:

Farhana was the first apprentice ever employed in our department and her post had previously been designated a full-time role. Having identified the role’s potential as an apprentice post we amended its responsibilities to allow dedicated learning time and to take into account the probable youth, inexperience and development needs of our apprentice. However, Farhana threw herself into the role and it quickly became apparent that she was hungry to learn and more than capable of accepting the challenges of a multi-faceted role. Within a short space of time, Farhana had taken on the full range of responsibilities and duties attached to the role and has since undertaken additional project work with managers and colleagues across the organisation.

Enthusiasm:

Farhana quickly established herself as a popular member of the team. She conducts herself professionally and approaches her work with a maturity that belies her age and business experience. She is extremely organised and this allows her to be flexible, willingly adjusting her workplan to the changing priorities of her day. She is also reliable – if Farhana commits to something we know it will be done competently, with minimum supervision and within deadline. A natural problem solver, her growing self-belief has allowed her to voice her opinions and make suggestions, often drawing on her apprenticeship learning, and she can always be relied upon to remind us to lock our computers when we leave the room!

Willingness To Learn:

Farhana is a quick learner and this has enabled her to take on not only the full range of responsibilities associated with her role but also many additional tasks and personal development activities. She has initiative and is able to learn from colleagues and from each new business experience that she encounters. She also has the intelligence to apply each new piece of learning to all of her work, so that she is continuously reviewing and improving her own practice, to the benefit of the business.

Ability To Take Feedback:

 Farhana is happy to receive feedback, is never defensive and it is clear that she takes it on board and acts upon it. She is always willing to check her work, to clarify when she is unsure and to solicit feedback when it has not been offered. Importantly, she is also learning to be assertive in support of her own decisions and to give, as well as receive, feedback –  an important aspect of personal development.  

Propensity To Take Action:

Farhana has really developed in this area and is showing initiative and a willingness to take responsibility for her decisions. This has been particularly clear in her work on the new CRM system, when she has often taken independent action to deal with glitches, ensuring that the operation wasn’t interrupted and communicating across departments to update on system status and actions taken.

 

 

Congratulations Farhana! 

Tan @ Warner Bros – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Tan @ Warner Bros – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Tan @ Warner Bros!

 

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). Tan’s nomination is below:

Energy:

Tan expresses strong energy everyday with no task being too small or too big. He is always willing to take on tasks from all departments and not just his immediate team and this energy is definitely making his valuable asset amongst all teams in finance. Tan has to business partner a lot in WB, and he does so very well. If asked about the sales team to investigate variances in their figures, he shows good energy to them by taking on the task immediately, much to their delight!

Enthusiasm:

Tan has said many a time that he is always wanting to take on more work and he would like to try new tasks all the time. It is this enthusiasm that he shows on a daily basis that makes him well respected within the finance community at WB. He is always willing to make conversation with other finance colleagues and as such, is becoming a strong character in the team.

 

Willingness To Learn:

Tan has regular sessions in his own for learning and improving his skills. I am incredibly impressed with his willingness to learn and how far he has come. We are implementing new programs in WB which very few people in WB are proficient at (Tableau), and Tan has taken it upon himself to learn more in his own time, and sought out the WB experts to add to that knowledge.

Ability To Take Feedback:

Myself and Tan’s colleague Martin have regular 1:1’s with Tan, and when demonstrating negative feedback, it appears to never hold him back. In fact, he strives to correct his mistakes and ensures that he takes on the feedback to prove he is capable.

Propensity To Take Action:

This month Tan has improved significantly in taking initiative to new tasks to improve them. We have a lot of customers in WB where we need to price check the amounts our product is sold for. It is a complex process but Tan has created his own file which makes this  a much easier process.

 

Congratulations Tan! 

Serena Vano @ Simply Business – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Serena Vano @ Simply Business – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We’re happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN Apprentice of the Month is Serena Vano @ Simply Business.

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: Serena is a fantastic person to have on the team, not only because of the amazing support she provides, but because of her positivity and energy she brings every day. Everyone seems to smile and laugh when they speak to Serena, as her energy is infectious and her personality is so friendly and uplifting.

 

Enthusiasm: Every single task given to Serena has been taken on with full enthusiasm and determination. Whether it is small tasks or complex projects brought her way, she always gets stuck in and motivates me too! This also allows us to celebrate our successes and embrace the variety in our work. Her enthusiasm for her work means people enjoy working with her and trust that she will put her all into anything sent her way..

 

Willingness To Learn: Serena has taken the initiative to upskill herself on programs such as Google sheets, Google docs, and our recruitment software Lever. This helps her in her day to day work and she has even shown me a thing or two! In any quiet moments during the week I can always find Serena doing training, using all her spare time effectively. She also asks great questions and is not afraid to reach out to me or other members of the team to gather information that she needs to complete her work.

 

Ability To Take Feedback: Serena’s positive attitude and personality means that we work very openly, and can discuss any feedback in situ and build on it. 

 

Propensity To Take Action: Serena is incredible efficient, which means the wider team and I can always rely on her to get jobs done quickly (which is an important part of our role). Serena always thinks ahead and goes above and beyond, so that when I think of things or ask her to help out, she has often already thought of it and actioned it. This also means I have confidently handed processes over to Serena knowing that she will run with it and use her initiative, making her and incredibly valuable member of the team!

 

 

Congratulations Serena!

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!