The best of Lewisham Southwark College’s apprentices were recognised at an awards evening at Southwark College on Thursday 7 March.
Awards were presented by Director of Apprenticeships, Employment and Skills, Vanessa Packham in 7 categories, recognising the best performances among more than 400 apprentices who follow programmes in a wide range of subject areas including hospitality and catering, construction, customer service and more. Vanessa Packham, said: “For the third year running our apprenticeship provision has been well above the national average for success rates and our award winners are a reflection of that. They are outstanding students who are injecting vitality and creativity into their jobs.” She added: “Learning while working is extremely valuable in developing practical skills and it takes a great deal of commitment and drive from our apprentices – and their employers - to achieve these high levels of success. The Awards also recognised the Apprenticeship Employer of the year – construction company, Masher Brothers, beat off stiff competition from the other employers shortlisted to carry off the award.
The full list of award winners is as follows:
| Award || Runner Up || Runner Up || Winner |
| Construction Apprentice of the Year || Ollie Canning from || John Baptist Lwanyaga from De-A-Nay || Jordan Sekitto from Masher Brothers |
| Hospitality Apprentice of the Year || Mihal Pilat from The Kiln, Kilburn || || Giovanna Testa from Aneto Cafe |
| Creative Apprentice of the Year || Andrea Scantlebury from Phoenix Community Housing || || Revell Dixon from Philharmonic Orchestra |
| Business Apprentice of the Year || Luke Traherne from Philharmonic Orchestra || Jordan Nightingale from Loughborough Estate Management Board || Andrew Sackey from Lewisham Carers |
| Apprenticeship College Attendance Award 2019 || Andrew Sackey from Lewisham Carers || || Jordan Nightingale from Loughborough Estate Management Board |
| Apprenticeship Employer of the Year || Imperial War Museum || Historic Royal Palaces || Masher Brothers |
| Most Improved Apprentice of the Year || || || Daniel Beard from Gloster MEP |