Local Apprentices join Lord Mayor’s Show

Local Osborne apprentices will be joining the procession at the Lord Mayor’s Show on 12 November, which attracts hundreds of thousands of Londoners.
Joe Salmon, Andreia Pinto and Freyja Beck-Fox are apprentices who work for Osborne Property Services and have been invited on the three-mile parade by the National Apprenticeship Service.   Freyja and Joe, from our Waltham Forest office, are just two of the 30 members of staff currently enrolled on apprenticeship programmes at Osborne. Andreia is based in Hemel Hempstead.

Carol Bailey, Managing Director, Osborne Property Services, said: “Osborne believes apprenticeships are a great way of recruiting local people and providing them with a career path. Osborne has worked closely with the National Apprenticeship Service for a number of years to promote apprenticeships and are delighted we can help highlight the range of opportunities available at the Lord Mayor’s Show.”

Caz Callam, Training and Development Co-ordinator, who leads on Osborne’s apprenticeship programme, will also join the procession. She said: “Businesses are often unaware of the scope and benefits of apprenticeships – that they’re available for all ages, not just 16-18 year olds.
“We have been able to use apprenticeship programmes to give many of our staff the opportunity to gain a qualification and develop their careers. The programmes have included Management Level 3 and 4, Contact Centre Operations, Business Administration and Customer Service.”

Freyja, 21, joined Osborne’s Community Investment Team in May this year where she is undertaking a Youth and Community Work apprenticeship provided in partnership with Redwood Skills. As part of her training Freyja is volunteering with the Prince’s Trust programme run by Waltham Forest College, which helps young people gain employment skills.

Joe, 22, joined us in September 2016 and is into his first year of his Level 3 Surveying apprenticeship at Barking and Dagenham College,where he attends one day a week. He spends the rest of the week gaining on-the-job experience with Osborne’s voids team and putting into practice what he has learnt.

Andreia, 42, has been with Osborne for two years as Lead Customer Liaison Officer on the company’s contract with Dacorum Borough Council. She has taken advantage of the opportunity available to develop her management skills and is enrolled on a Level 3 Management apprentice through Smart Training.

All three are delighted to be going to the Lord Mayor’s Show.