Apprentice Natasha McDonald, from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, was thrilled to win an Adult Learners’ Week Regional Award earlier this week for her outstanding performance and achievement in Construction.

Natasha beat over 100 other nominees to receive the award and was clearly delighted with her success. Natasha said: “I was so happy to win an award for doing what I really enjoy.

“The course at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has really helped me get ahead in my career, and I’m proud to have studied with such an established and well respected college.”

College Vice-Principal for Curriculum and Learner Experience Jane O’Neill, said: “Natasha’s achievement is well deserved, she has been an impressive student and I am sure she will use her skills to enjoy an outstanding career.”

Natasha began her studies at the College in 2008 and went on to complete her Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing NVQ 3 while working for Haringey Homes – the council’s housing maintenance and service provider. During this time Natasha was in high demand from elderly customers who preferred a woman operative to carry out their repairs.

Natasha is now planning to study an electronics course at the College.  Her tutor Matthew Travell says: “Natasha has a mature approach and a can-do attitude which will take her far in a male dominated profession.”

Natasha’s apprenticeship is one of many offered at the College due to its reputation as the best training provider in Construction and its strong links with employers.

Natasha is an excellent ambassador for young women who want to follow in her footsteps and work in the Construction Industry.

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