2021 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards - winner announcements

1. Best contribution by a new apprentice 

Sydney Frankland, Westminster

2. Best progression by an apprentice

Robert Watts, Westminster

3. Best apprentice working in the supply chain or schools

Lorraine O'Keefe, Islington

4. The Andy Scott award for best manager or mentor

Evie Lodge, Islington

5. Best work with the supply chain and local businesses to create new apprenticeships


6. Apprentice of the Year

La'Jay Taylor, Croydon

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, London Councils’ Executive Member for Skills and Employment, said:

“This year marks 11 years since the first London Borough Apprenticeship Awards were held to celebrate the outstanding achievements of apprentices working for London boroughs and their supply chains.

“Over these years, boroughs have led the way in creating apprenticeship opportunities that highlight the value of vocational education, not only helping people enter the capital’s workforce, but laying solid career foundations and expanding the horizons of Londoners of all ages.

“The London Borough Apprenticeship Awards highlight the diversity of apprentices across London local government in terms of industry, age and background and shine a spotlight on those individuals who have excelled in their chosen field of work and in giving back to London’s communities.

“Job opportunities have been severely hit over the last 18 months. Borough apprenticeships are a vital opportunity to grow skills that London’s diverse communities urgently need to recover and flourish as we reach the final stages of the pandemic. 

“With this in mind, it is a huge privilege to announce the shortlist for this year’s awards and recognise their hard work and impressive achievements. The winners will be announced in our online awards in September.”