Awards recognise apprentices and mentors

Osborne has marked National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March) by highlighting the success of its apprentices and recognising the support of mentors.

The Osborne Communities Apprenticeship Awards, established in 2015, celebrate the achievements of Osborne apprentices from across the business.

A key theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 has been ‘apprenticeships work’ and Osborne has embraced this by acknowledging our mentors, who provide over 55,000 hours of support to apprentices each year.

Osborne Communities, who look after the repair and maintenance of more than 60,000 homes across London and the South East, currently supports 31 apprentices in a variety of roles from Maintenance Operatives to Managers, Business Administrators and Surveyors.

The awards recognised outstanding apprentices and mentors including:

  • Paul Shotton, Maintenance Operative Apprentice and his mentor, Lee Saunders.
  • Jimmy East, Multi-Trade Apprentice and his mentor, John Singh.
  • William Kendall, Multi-Trade Apprentice and his mentor, Glen Adam.
  • Ethan Pickford, Plumbing Apprentice and his mentor, Steve Cobbler.

Carol Bailey, Managing Director (Property Services) at Osborne Communities, said: “The Osborne Apprenticeship Awards recognise the exceptional efforts of our apprentices in developing their skills.

“However, our mentors are crucial in making these apprenticeships work, so it is also right that we acknowledge their contribution in passing on their knowledge and skills.

“Osborne has always been committed to supporting people gain new skills and experience that will open up fantastic careers for them, and we look forward to building on that further in the year ahead.”