Two of our apprentices have been shortlisted to win ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the West London Business Awards 2023, now in its tenth year. The prestigious awards ceremony will be held at Twickenham Stadium on 24 February 2023, shortly after National Apprenticeships Week.
Our finalists are Level 2 Plasterer Apprentice, Joshua Lovell and former Level 3 Carpentry Apprentice, Filip Amanovic, who has now successfully completed his apprenticeship.
Joshua Lovell has worked for Woodlands Commercial Ltd for the last six years. Joshua took part in SkillBuild organised by the CITB in Bristol in June last year and won his heat. His success at SkillBuild qualified him to compete at WorldSkills at Edinburgh College in November 2022.
Joshua says: “I competed in two national skills contests last year and now I am shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year. All of this will look great on my CV and help me to succeed in setting up my own business.”
Filip Amanovic works as a carpenter for EE Smith Contracts, which is one of the UK’s leading specialist interior fit-out contractors. Filip has now successfully completed his apprenticeship. Filip’s tutor, Chris Larkin says: “Even as an apprentice, Filip’s level of skill meant that his employer would utilise his ability by getting him to demonstrate and train carpenters that were already fully qualified.”
Filip says: “I can’t believe I’ve been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year. It feels great. My apprenticeship was a really good experience and I was able to enjoy it, taking the time I needed to learn my trade.”
Daljit Bains, Director of Business Development & Partnerships at WLC, said: “I’m delighted that Joshua and Filip have both been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year in the West London Business Awards, which highlights the excellent quality in apprenticeships that we offer at West London College.”
West London College has won the WLBA ‘Education and Training Provider of the Year’ award twice in recent years, in both 2020 and 2022.