We are happy to announce that the winner of LDN Apprentice of the Month is Joseph @ Lilian Baylis Technology School!
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).
Joseph was nominated by his Skills Coach – Aziz, and the awesome feedback was provided by Joseph’s line-manager and Network Manager at Lilian Baylis – Sinasi Eryilmaz.
Joseph is also an apprentice from the Lambeth Made initiative – which helps young Lambeth residents kickstart their careers with an apprenticeship.
You can read the full nomination below!
Joseph may not come across as an energetic person however he always has more than enough energy to perform his tasks and to do his job. He does not run around like a headless chicken even if he is extremely busy and under pressure. He always uses his energy efficiently and effectively by planning, organising and prioritising his jobs. I think this is one his greatest strengths.
Joseph is a driven person. He is always enthusiastic about bettering his skills and learning new ones. He has always been happy doing his jobs including the most routine and boring ones.
Joseph has had prolonged cold for a few months and he also recently had a minor surgery which did not stop him coming to work.
Willingness To Learn
Joseph joined us as an apprentice in August 2019. When we interviewed him for the post I noticed that he knew what he wanted, he had clear plans for his future, and he asked a lot of questions. What impressed me the most was that Joseph was an excellent listener, which I believe is a key attribute and sign of willingness to learn.
Joseph is a quick learner, he rarely asks the same question twice. He is always keen to learn something new and never shies away from extra jobs and responsibilities.
Ability To Take Feedback
Joseph was a student in Lilian Baylis Technology School before joining us as an apprentice. I did not know him personally while he was a student but no teacher has given a negative feedback about him, all feedback was positive. As his line manager, I have not had to give any negative feedback to Joseph yet. Joseph has taken positive feedback really well, he has not become over confident, arrogant or complacent.
Propensity To Take Action
Joseph never stops thinking and doing things, he is an observant person. When he notices something is not right, he takes action to correct them. Our IT office is much tidier and cleaner since he started. He cannot stand a mess and does not postpone his tasks.
Joseph has been completed following tasks that have benefited the school immensely;
- Joseph carried out a teacher laptop hard disk upgrade last summer. He upgraded the hard disk of 80 teacher laptops with minimum help. He is now fully in charge of maintaining them without my help. Due to his work, laptops perform much better.
- He audited 400 Chromebooks and has been responsible from proactively managing them. Because of this, we have less damage to Chromebooks and they are effectively used.
- We purchased online Asset Management System, Joseph has been responsible from setting it up and maintaining it.
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