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We have over 1,100 learners employed in top companies throughout the UK, all with a dedicated skills coach offering one-to-one support and mentoring.

Find out from some of our apprentices what they do and how they are finding their journey so far.

Cirino Sousa is August’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for August is Cirino Sousa, an Infrastructure Technician at Stridon, based in London. Cirino is currently undertaking his Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship and was nominated for this award by his Trainers. Cirino’s skills coach told us about his success during training “Cirino works exceptionally hard, he has passed all

Tom Williams is July’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for June is Tom Williams, a Network Engineer at Virgin Media, based in Hampshire. Tom is currently undertaking his Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship and was nominated for the award by his Trainers. Tom’s trainer told us about his accomplishments during training: “Tom completed 4 weeks training with me passing

Gurdeep Sur is May’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for May is Gurdeep Sur, a Development Manager at Santander Operations, who is currently undertaking a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship. Gurdeep was nominated by our Data Analyst trainers who noted that Gurdeep often goes the extra mile with her training and has made huge improvements as she’s progressed through

Matt Hobbs is April’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for April is Matt Hobbs, a Digital Marketing Executive at Gill Graphics, an award-winning Design and Marketing agency based in Halifax. Matt is currently undertaking his Level 3 Digital Marketer Apprenticeship, and was nominated for the award by his Trainers. Training Manager, Carl Ennis, nominated Matt: “Matt came into training

Luke McGuinness is March’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for March is Luke McGuinness, a Trainee Network and Security Engineer Apprentice at Arrow ECS, and is currently undertaking our Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship. Luke was nominated by his Trainers, and Dave Westmoreland noted, “Luke has been a pleasure to teach throughout the whole of his time on

Sue Long is February’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for February is Sue Long, a Transformation Project Officer at Lincolnshire Community Health NHS Trust, and is currently undertaking a Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship. Sue Long and Alison Stringfellow outside Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust Sue Long with line manager Alison Stringfellow outside the Lincolsnhire Community Health

Solomon Annison is January’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for January is Solomon Annison, an IT Support Technician at J&C Joel based in Halifax, who is about to enter into EPA for his Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship. Solomon was nominated by his line manager, Brandon Wilcock, for “being outstanding and also for managing the IT Service Desk on

James Demaine is December’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for December is James Demaine, a Junior Automation Tester at BJSS based in Leeds, who recently achieved a Distinction in his Level 3 Software Development Technician and has now progressed onto begin a Level 4 Software Tester.   James was nominated by his skills coach, Nick Lunn, who explained: “James

Amy Sample is November’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for November is Amy Sample, a Service Desk Analyst at G4S based in Newcastle, who has been completing a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship with Estio since July 2018. Amy was nominated by her Skills Development Coach, Malcolm, who noted that despite challenging circumstances regarding her health this year, Amy

Irslan Ahmed is October’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for October is Irslan Ahmed (also known as Sunny), an HR Systems and Data Analyst at Cardtronics based in Hatfield, who has been completing a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship with Estio since September 2018. Sunny was nominated by his Skills Development Coach, Nomeda, who noted that he always goes

September’s Learner of the Month is April Quinn

Our Learner of the Month for September is April Quinn, an Apprentice IT Projects Officer, at Calderdale Council and has been completing a Level 3 Software Development Technician apprenticeship with Estio since November 2017. April was nominated by her Skills Coach, Aimee Bell, who noted April’s high standard of work as a reason for nominating:

August’s Learner of the Month is Nathan Wren

Our Learner of the Month for August is Nathan Wren, an IT Apprentice at Aintree University Hospital, who has been embarking upon a Level 2 Informatics apprenticeship, delivered by Estio in partnership with the North West Skills Development Network. He is looking forward to starting his Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Standard through Estio in November.

July’s Learner of the Month is Joe Rolfe

Our Learner of the Month for July is Joe Rolfe, a Gaming Operations Analyst, at Sky Betting and Gaming in Leeds and has been completing a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship with Estio since November 2017, but has worked at Sky Betting and Gaming for almost 6 years. Joe was nominated for the award by

June’s Learner of the Month is Jack Prendergast

Our Learner of the Month for June is Jack Prendergast, a Communications Analyst from YBS who recently attained a distinction in his Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship after two years of hard work with Estio! The Yorkshire Building Society is the third largest building society in the UK, with its headquarters in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

May’s Learner of the Month is Edward Sims

Our Learner of the Month for May is Edward Sims who has worked at Hermes for just over six months and is now beginning to reap the benefits of his Level 3 Software Developer Apprenticeship. ‘Under the Hermes brand, a wide range of specialised companies operate all along the retail value chain, supplying comprehensive logistical

Sabrina Sihra is April’s Learner of the Month

Taking the title of Learner of the Month for April 2018 is Sabrina Sihra, who has been working for Virgin Trains East Coast as a Marketing Apprentice for just over six months! Prior to her apprenticeship Sabrina completed her A-Levels, achieving three A*s in English Literature, Media and Graphics. She said she chose an apprenticeship

March’s Learner of the Month is Oluchi Ogbonna

Our Learner of the month for March 2018 is Oluchi Ogbonna who has worked for the NHS for just over six months and has now fully integrated into her workplace and her Level 2 Informatics training. Lisa Jones, Oluchi’s manager, nominated Oluchi for her being “Involved in high level projects” and admired her “great enthusiasm

February’s Learner of the Month is Jonathan Edwards

The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is: Apprenticeships Work. So, this year we are bringing to you just a handful of success stories, showcasing exactly how well ‘Apprenticeships Work’ for us, for our clients and for our learners. One particular success story we’d love to share with you is our Learner of the

Adele Bannister is January’s Learner of the Month

Our Learner of the Month for January is Adele Bannister, who has worked at Smoothwall for 2 years, and is nearly a year into her Level 3 Digital Marketer Apprenticeship. Smoothwall are a software development company specialising in the production of web filtering and monitoring products for the UK Public Sector. They pride themselves in

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