Camden wins at the London Boroughs Apprenticeship Awards

Camden Council is celebrating last week’s win at the London Boroughs Apprenticeship Awards, whose awards celebrate best practice and successful outcomes in apprenticeships across London local authorities.

Camden’s apprenticeships team worked with King’s Cross Construction Skills Centre and won the prestigious “Best work with supply chains and local businesses” award.

The judges recognised the wide range of sectors Camden worked with and noticed the variety of new contractors the council worked with this year.

The Council was also shortlisted for all of the other three award categories:

Best manager or mentor, for which Richard Merritt, customer services team manager was a runner up.

Best new apprentice, for which Rubina Chowdhury, who joined our economic development team in April a runner up.

Best progression by an apprentice, for which Sylwester Sobolewski whose apprenticeship is in business support at our offices at 5 Pancras Square was a runner up.

Camden’s young people are the future of the borough and vital to its economy. I’m delighted that the hard work of Camden Apprenticeships and Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre has been recognised with this award,” said Georgia Gould, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People.

Councillor Peter John, London Councils’ Executive member for children, skills and employment pointed out the work that London councils have been doing including the creation of some 7,000 apprenticeships since 2009 in a range of fields from civil engineering to project management.

“It is fantastic to see what apprentices can achieve given the prospect of a varied and challenging public sector career,” he added.