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SThree apprentice celebrates Apprenticeship of the Year Award

Olida Khanom was announced as the winner of the City Gateway Apprenticeship of the Year Awards last night.


She says she is preparing to take on her next project in the newly created permanent role of supporting future CSR programmes as CSR and property assistant at SThree.


Khanom commented, “I joined SThree as an apprentice over a year ago now, and since then, have helped to develop our global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages by running over 15 fundraising events that have generated more than £40,000 for the charity.


“It’s incredibly rewarding. I’ve also recently signed up as a City Gateway Ambassador, and I’m now visiting schools to share my story and talk with students about apprenticeship opportunities. I’ve been able to achieve so much and winning the City Gateway Apprenticeship of the Year Award has been the cherry on top.”


Khanom’s line manager at SThree, head of CSR, Marie Broad, was also awarded, Apprentice Line Manager of the Year. Frank Hubbard was also a finalist for Apprentice of the Year, and SThree was shortlisted for Apprentice Programme of the Year.


Broad said, “Our partnership with City Gateway has helped us achieve so much more good in the community, and strengthened our relationship to continue to help many more young people starting out in their apprenticeships as well as assist learners on the Women’s Project to start building successful careers.”


CEO of City Gateway, Bex White, said that the City Gateway Apprenticeship Programme has had a success rate above the national average, with over 75% of apprentices securing permanent employment at the end of their apprenticeship.


White added, “We are all very proud of Olida, from helping build a hugely successful programme at SThree, transforming many lives. She is an amazing testament to City Gateway, SThree and her peers.”


The City Gateway Apprentice of the Year Award recognises the achievements of apprentices. With the support of a dedicated partner organisation and/or line manager, they have developed professionally and personally and have made a valuable contribution to their team and organisation.



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