A construction apprentice from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has been celebrated by Berkeley Group. Huseyin Bozdogan been awarded with the Best Apprenticeship title by the Berkeley Group. The award has been given to Huseyin at their annual Apprenticeship Awards ceremony. The event this year took place on the 10th October at Pennington Street Warehouse in London Dock.
The 28-year-old apprentice has been completing his Dry Lining training with the construction group and has been described by his supervisors as the best apprentice that they have ever seen. After making such a good impression, Huseyin has been offered a job with the group when he completes his apprenticeship training, which is expected to be next year.
The Berkeley Group is a construction business that at the moment is working on the construction of 10% of all of London’s private and affordable housing. The company is dedicated to ensure that they continue to work closer with colleges in order to increase the level of skilled labour that is available on the industry with 400,000 workers expected to retire from this industry over the course of the next ten years and a skills deficit already apparent.
The award is a great accomplishment for Huseyin, who has said that the title and the feedback that he has received so far means a lot to him. It is also amazing to see that the dedication and hard work that has been put in by Huseyin and all apprentices in the company is recognised and appreciated.
Huseyin Bozdogan has had experience before this placement working with his uncle, a fellow trade worker, carrying out work on extensions and roof work while also looking for an apprenticeship place. When the opportunity of a place at Berkeley Group appeared, it provided Huseyin with the opportunity to earn new skills as well as getting qualifications while also getting paid.