West Met Skills apprentices from Uxbridge College and Harrow College are celebrating after winning highly commended awards in the prestigious West London Business Awards 2019.
Mohammad Umar Ahmed, Thomas Gillet and Connor Williams received their awards at a gala ceremony and dinner for the sixth annual West London Business Awards, held at Twickenham Stadium and hosted by Sky Sports presenter Alex Payne - pictured far left.
The three apprentices come under the umbrella of West Met Skills, which provides apprenticeships, CPD, bespoke training, and statutory qualifications to west London employers through the two colleges.
Mohammad Umar Ahmed from Harrow College (pictured third from right) – a Laboratory Technician Level 3 at the University of Westminster, was described as exceptionally conscientious and diligent. Mohammad gained excellent technical skills by learning from the chemistry and medical microbiology technicians, and made significant improvements across the workplace.
Uxbridge College students Thomas Gillet (pictured second right) – an Infrastructure Technician Level 3 and Web Support at One Care iT Limited IT and Connor Williams (pictured third left) - a Mechanical Engineering Level 3 at John Guest Plumbing Systems were also both highly commended on the evening.
Jo Withers, Executive Director Employer Services and Partnerships, said: “West Met Skills, Harrow College and Uxbridge College are all extremely proud to have three apprentices chosen for highly commended awards in 2019’s West London Business Awards - congratulations to them all! With the colleges’ excellent track record of delivering training for over 50 years, it stands to reason that the West Met Skills collaboration is proving to be a major success and these awards underscore just how effective its training and support packages are.”
West Met Skills grew out of the long-standing and successful Employer Services teams at Uxbridge College and Harrow College following the legal merger of the two colleges to create HCUC (Harrow College Uxbridge College). As well as providing a full range of apprenticeships and other skills-based training, the organisation matches trainees and candidates to existing vacancies. West Met Skills works with over 700 apprentices and 1200 employers at any given time.