Four apprentices from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have been honoured with awards by the north London hospital where they are being trained.

Waseemah Beegun, Timothy Cocklin, Georgia Hughes, and Ifrah Hussein, were among the recipients in this year’s North Middlesex University Hospital Apprenticeship Awards.

40843081821_f32114e8e9_z.jpgFourth and fifth from left, Ifrah Hussein and Georgia Hughes, back row far right, Timothy Cocklin, and front row second from right, Waseemah Beegun, with other apprentices receiving Apprenticeship Awards with, far left, Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital.

The hospital’s annual Apprenticeship Awards recognise the hard work, commitment and achievements of employees on its apprenticeship training programme.

Business administration apprentice Waseemah, 23, initially trained as a hairdresser with another college before deciding on a business administration apprenticeship with CONEL.

She began her apprenticeship at the hospital over a year ago at Level 2 and has now enrolled onto a Level 3 course and hopes to continue her career in the NHS.

Timothy Cocklin, 25, is studying a Level 5 human resources apprenticeship having begun his training with CONEL on a business administration apprenticeship. He went on to secure a permanent role at the hospital where he has continued to develop his career.

Georgia Hughes, 19, and Ifrah Hussein 21, both began clinical healthcare apprenticeships at North Middlesex in 2016, during which time they have been supporting ward staff and directly involved in caring for patients.

After completing their training they both decided to stay with the hospital and complete a business administration apprenticeship to further develop their knowledge and skills.

Both agreed they were drawn to an apprenticeship because they were keen to earn a wage while training and gaining actual work experience.

They are keen to follow in their manager’s footsteps and hope to build a career with the NHS.

Sambit Sen, Head of Apprenticeships at CONEL, said: “It was a delight to be a part of the Apprenticeships Awards ceremony at the hospital and see our apprentices get their awards from the chief executive. The thrilled looks on their faces was a treat to watch and I would like to pass on my congratulation to them all on their achievements.

“I am really pleased that the long-standing successful relationship we have had with North Middlesex Hospital has so far led to at least 40 apprentices having successfully completed their qualifications.”