Apprentices honoured at Brent Staff Achievement Awards 2014

Capital Apprenticeships would like to congratulate our apprentices working for Brent Council who were recognised at the recent Brent Staff Achievement Awards 2014.

Paul Bartlett and Natasha Berthelot from Capital Apprenticeships were delighted to hand out awards to the apprentices at the event, which was held at Brent Civic Centre on 27th November.

Mitchell Payne-Reid was awarded the Apprentice of the Year Award for his role in Human Resources. Mitchell received three separate nominations from his colleagues and all of them commented on his maturity, professionalism and the outstanding level of customer service that he provides on a daily basis. His colleague nomination said: “Mitchell is like a breath of fresh air. He is ultra efficient and always helpful and polite. He is an asset to Brent.”

Dakota Agyako who works for the Brent Housing Partnership received the ‘Highly Commended’ award. Her colleague nomination said: “Dakota comes to work every day with a smile on her face and her attitude is infectious. She shows commitment in all aspects of her work and inspires others to be ‘upbeat’ about their role.”

Both Mitchell and Dakota were awarded Red Letter Day vouchers and an iPad Air.

Shortlisted apprentices

Six apprentices were also shortlisted and received an iPad Air in recognition of their hard work. These were:

Human Resources apprentice, Kalpen Patel, who was nominated for: “Demonstrating excellent potential and continuing to develop professionally.”

Kieran Hirani who works for the Brent Housing Partnership. His colleague said: “I have no hesitation in nominating this ambitious young man.”

Human Resources apprentice, Tanisha Khatri. Her nomination stated: “She has taken new challenges in her stride and put forward some fantastic ideas.”

Adults Social Care Apprentice, Pilan Omar. Her colleague nomination said: “I am hugely impressed by Pilan’s all round positive character and approach.”

Finance and IT apprentice, Raemero Mark. His colleague said: “Raemero is a very capable individual and no matter what task has been assigned to him, he has delivered.”

Human Resources apprentice, Brooke Kidd. Her nomination stated: “Brooke has quickly established herself as a valued and popular member of the team.”

Capital Apprenticeships’ Director, Paul Bartlett, said: “We would like to congratulate all of the apprentices working at Brent Council who have been recognised for their hard work and dedication to their role. We thoroughly enjoyed attending the awards and had the chance to engage with the apprentices who were hugely enthusiastic about their roles and Apprenticeships in general.”

Capital Apprenticeships’ Centre Manager, Natasha Berthelot, added: “Each of our apprentices have grown with confidence over the past year. I am personally very proud of them and what they have achieved to date.  I am sure that with the knowledge, skills and mentoring they receive on the Apprenticeships scheme, their professional careers will take off sooner then they think.”

Capital Apprenticeships has been employed to deliver Apprenticeships in partnership with Brent Council since November 2013. We are pleased to have 48 apprentices already on the programme and are looking forward to achieving a total of 100 over a three year period.

The apprentices are contracted to work for one year in a variety of departments across Brent Council. They are completing a number of different Apprenticeships, including Housing, Customer Services, Business Administration, Health & Social Care, Information Technology and Accounting.

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