Osborne Trainee day at Cosway Street and Ashbridge Street

For the first time since the pandemic, in October Osborne held a trainee workshop day, bringing together our rising stars!

The event started at our Cosway Street site in London which is a residential project for Westminster City Council. Assistant Site Manager and previous trainee, Ahmed Warsama opened with a presentation of the project. This was followed with a site walk-around where he shared his experiences and project plan. Soon after our trainees visited the sister site, Ashbridge Street and were met by our Site Manager, Matt Napier. With both sites at different stages of construction, it enabled and benefitted our trainees from seeing how a project progresses.

To recognise and reward the trainees who have graduated from the Trainee Programme, they were presented with a certificate to celebrate their achievements.

This kind of face-to-face interaction is invaluable to build great teams as well as being a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our young recruits.  This was a great opportunity for everyone to connect in a way that hasn’t been possible over the past two years.

Ahmed Warsama, Assistant Site Manager explained: “What I took away from the trainee day is that days like these, where trainees get together, are very valuable. It gives everyone a refreshing new perspective on their jobs. Either by seeing a new job role, hosting a trainee day, or hearing what others do differently on their sites.”

Andy Burrows, Business Improvement Manager said: “Thank you Ahmed and the Teams at Cosway Street and Ashbridge Street for hosting this event and for giving us all great insight into these projects.  Ahmed did an outstanding site presentation and walk around, followed by a brilliant team building trip with the trainees spending the afternoon learning how to Navigate boats down Regents Canal!”

Caroline Compton-James, Public Sector Director commented: “Thank you to Ahmed for a well-run and interesting Trainee Workshop. It was great to visit the Cosway and Ashbridge Street projects. Working so close to the Bakerloo Line presented some challenges; it was interesting to hear how the team overcame these.”