East End apprentices come highly commended’ for Skills awards

APPRENTICES in London’s East End come highly commended,’ according to prestigious awards showing how skilled they can be. Trainees from Tower Hamlets were close to taking top accolades in regional Skills for London’ awards hosted by former Apprentice’ winner Lee McQueen

APPRENTICES in London's East End come 'highly commended,' according to prestigious awards showing how skilled they can be.

Trainees from Tower Hamlets were close to taking top accolades in this year's regional 'Skills for London' awards in the 'macro employer' category at the ceremony held at Madame Tussaud's, hosted by former 'Apprentice' winner Lee McQueen.

They were just pipped at the post, but nevertheless it pleased Tower Hamlets Learning Services manager Jenny Dutton.

"Our shortlisted apprentices are invaluable to business and bring skills and talents to the workplace," she said. "We invest time and effort supporting them through their vocational programmes."

The regional apprenticeships' Employer of the Year award went to London Underground who now goes through to the National 'Skills' finals on July 15.