Our very own Tom Storey was featured in a special piece on social enterprises on the Business in the Community website recently.
We caught up with our 2014 Award winners to see where they are now and how the apprenticeship
has helped them….
Hello there! My name is Jone Da Cruz. I’m 23 years old and have just finished my Plumbing apprenticeship, NVQ level 2. Now that I am a newly qualified Plumber, I have a year-long contract with a plumbing company, a huge pay rise, and I can tell you there is much more to learn, and more money to make!
K10 has placed over 100 apprentices with LLDC since the 2012 London Games, giving young people the opportunity to work on some of London’s most high profile projects and iconic buildings.
The votes have been counted…re-counted and now we can very proudly announce the 2014 K10 Apprentice Award Winners.
Four more K10 Apprentices have graduated at Woodberry Down making the total 10 for this year. Berkeley Homes and K10 celebrated with a small ceremony yesterday afternoon.
“I decided to bring some focus to my job search and went to a K10 workshop to learn more about the scheme and the opportunities that were available to someone like me. From there I was invited to interview, to talk more about my career goals, passions and how I saw my career in construction developing. I managed to get my enthusiasm across and with the support from the team at K10 I chose to train as a Site Engineer.
Sonny wins Apprentice of the Year in the Kent Housing Group Excellence Awards
Social impact sits at the heart of K10, but we also take responsibility for the impact we have on the environment and are proud to have been awarded the Green Mark Level 2.
Musa’s can-do attitude meant that he was ready to meet any challenge: as he says himself, “Don’t ever run away from your problems”. Throughout his apprenticeship, Musa was appreciative of the support he got from his various supervisors and team colleagues, and he quickly became known as an excellent team player himself.