On Thursday, LDN Apprenticeships welcomed over 100 apprentices, employers
Apprentice of the Year
Our graduation ceremony is an opportunity to announce our Apprentices of the Year! This is to award the two apprentices within both the Future LDN and Tech LDN programmes that have not just excelled within their apprenticeship but also within their workplace, becoming an integral part of their team and showing #EEWAP to the absolute maximum!
The winners of the Apprentice of the Year were:
Josh Gomes (Tech LDN) – Benefacto
Ellie O’Reilly (Future LDN) – Funding Circle
Tech LDN - Apprentice of the Year 2019 - Josh Gomes - Benefacto
Josh embodies EEWAP, illustrated by his contribution to every project.
He brings energy and enthusiasm to planning; voicing new ideas or suggesting new ways of doing things.
Josh is forced to embrace a steep learning curve: teaching himself a new language? No problem. Complex business logic? He’ll find a way. Interacting directly with clients to learn requirements? Josh is already dialing the number.
Eager to improve, Josh takes on feedback readily and whatever is required he’ll take the actions required to deploy elegant, tested code on time every time.
Given the right encouragement Josh will end up as an accomplished CTO – it’s our job to encourage him with this award.
Future LDN - Apprentice of the Year - Ellie O'Reilly - Funding Circle
Ellie has made a huge impact since being at Funding Circle. She completed her Level 3 and is now in the middle of her Level 4, all whilst quickly progressing within the team to become a Senior Administrator. She is a consistent top performer and has taken on additional responsibilities such as leading training sessions and acting as a mentor for our new starters, holding weekly catch ups with them and reporting on their statistics. She is well known around the business and is considered friendly and approachable, and has even won a company-wide award on two occasions for her commitment to the role.
With so many great nominations, it was tough to pick just two from Tech LDN and Future LDN.
The rest of the nominations for Apprentice of the Year can be seen below:
Manager of the Year
For the first time ever, we unveiled the Future LDN and Tech LDN Manager of the Year!
We know the BEST apprentices always have a great manager to help them throughout their apprenticeship journey. So we felt it was time to reward the managers behind the AWESOME apprentices.
The winners of the Manager of the Year were:
Sam Bysouth (Tech LDN) – X4 Group
Catherine Lyons (Future LDN) – euNetworks
Tech LDN - Manager of the Year - Sam Bysouth - X4 Group
Sam has been very versatile when it comes to teaching/mentoring me on IT, considering he covers other areas of the company he still has knowledge on what it takes to become a good IT support technician. I feel Sam has put a lot into me guiding me through my apprenticeship and should be rewarded for his hard work.
Future LDN - Manager of the Year - Catherine Lyons - euNetworks
Catherine has to be one of the best managers out there in the AR and AP sector. She will always do the utmost for her team and finds comfort in watching her team succeed and will never take the light away from them.
She has seen 3 apprentices finish the course and has had 1 apprentice of the year. Catherine deserves this award for her commitment to watching the continuing growth of her apprentices and acting like a mother figure when sometimes as an apprentice you may lose your way, much more than anybody could ask for in the workplace.
The rest of the nominations for Manager of the Year can be seen below: