Mayor congratulates employers and apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

City College Peterborough and local employers celebrated National Apprenticeship Week on the 7th March 2017 with a visit from the Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor David Sanders.

Certificated Awards in recognition for their hard-work and dedication were presented to employers: Axiom Housing, Cross Keys Homes, Little Miracles and The Peterborough School celebrated with City College Peterborough by attending a “A Personal Invitation from the Mayor” event.

The Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor David Sanders delivered a speech to both employers and apprentices congratulating them on their achievements and commitment to apprenticeships.

The speech was accompanied by the Principal of City College Peterborough Pat Carrington, who congratulated both parties and delivered an individual speech for each company.

Pat Carrington, Principal of City College Peterborough comments: “It is a pleasure to see employers such as these having such a strong commitment to apprenticeships and this is shown through their outstanding apprentices that continue to work with them and are continuously developing their skills. “

Employers and Apprentices attending were:

Axiom Housing Association was established in 1967 and own more than 2,200 homes across Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, and provide housing and services to over 5,500 people.

Axiom’s supported services provide support for vulnerable people, those leaving care, people with learning difficulties and with mental and physical health needs. They also develop new homes through Blue Skies development consortium.

Apprentice Hollie Hibbert joined Axiom in 2015 as an apprentice, and went on to secure a full-time position in the HR Department, on completion of her Level 2 Business Administration programme with City College Peterborough.

Hollie has now been offered a second year in the HR department and is continuing her studies with her level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship with Peterborough City College.

Cross Keys Homes are Peterborough’s largest social housing landlord, dedicated to providing high quality, affordable housing and building communities.

Over the last 10 years, they have built over 1,300 new homes. Cross Keys actively work to improve communities, investing in our surroundings and creating green spaces and communal facilities.

Cross Keys Homes is the city’s largest provider of independent living, with Lifeline emergency alarm service, sheltered housing, community care and extra care facilities such as Kingfisher court.

Apprentice Alice Clark from Cross Keys joined Cross Keys as an apprentice in 2015, studying Level 3 in Business Administration. She has since secured a full-time position with Cross Keys, and has recently been promoted to a new position as Recovery Officer.

Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions, providing a place for these children to play, laugh and create friendships.

Little Miracles Family Support workers provide a lifeline and support to the whole family of children with additional needs, including parents, carers and siblings. The centre was rebuilt as part of the Children in Need DIY SOS BBC programme, and has fantastic facilities for disabled children.

Apprentice Jack Cook from Little Miracles joined Little Miracles as an apprentice in 2013, and has completed Level 2 and Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeships through City College Peterborough. Jack is now the Fundraising and Marketing apprentice at Little Miracles, and is studying for his Level 4 qualification with them.

The Peterborough School Nursery was founded in 2002 on the site of the Peterborough School. There are 56 places for children from 6 weeks through to 4 years of age.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate graded the Peterborough School Nursery as Outstanding in December 2015 (for the second time running). The Nursery has continued to support apprenticeships through City College Peterborough for the past 12 years.

Apprentice Lauren Windsor from The Peterborough School Nursey joined the Nursery as a Level 3 Childcare apprentice and has since secured a full-time permanent position as a childcare practitioner and key person. Lauren was recently awarded “Apprentice of the Term” for her personal development within her role, and she is looking to start her university course in Childcare in September.

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