TWO Yorkshire Housing apprentices have fought off stiff competition to make it through to the finals in a regional heat of a national apprenticeship award.
Isobel Moorhouse and Muhammad Uddin (main picture) both made the Yorkshire and Humber regional shortlist for the regional heat of National Apprenticeship Awards, which showcases the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships and celebrates outstanding apprentices.
Moorhouse, from Bradford, joined Yorkshire Housing in 2015 as apprentice surveyor and in May 2018 completed the level three apprenticeship in property maintenance surveying. She achieved 100% distinctions for elements of her surveying qualifications and also received the chief executive award.
During her apprenticeship, Moorhouse also carved a niche for herself as a “priceless” member of the repairs investment team. She is also a member of the young ambassador network.
“I feel very privileged and shocked to have been shortlisted for this award,” she said. “I’m really pleased as getting to the finals is very exciting and I really look forward to finding out who the winner is.”
Uddin started his Yorkshire Housing apprenticeship straight after leaving school, joining the benefits and advice team. Within 12 months he achieved his level two business admin qualifications and successfully secured a role as customer complaints apprentice, enabling him to do his level three business admin qualification.
He has been instrumental in the rollout of a new complaints system, mentoring new apprentices, running workshops and training staff. As an active apprentice champion, he’s spoken at local BME forums, career events, been featured on podcasts, websites and represented on the Young Apprentice Ambassador network.
“Muhammad and Isobel are a real credit to Yorkshire Housing and have really gone above and beyond to champion apprenticeships,” said Kiran Olak, Yorkshire Housing’s senior people development coordinator. “I am very proud that their great work has been recognised and they have been shortlisted for this prestigious award, acting as great ambassadors for apprenticeships.”
The regional finals on 26 September 2018.