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‘Get in, go far’: award-winning Kingston apprentice celebrates benefits of career path

Jordan bailey accepts his london apprenticeship award

Jordan Bailey, finance apprentice at Kingston Council and London Borough Apprenticeship Awards winner, urges others to consider apprenticeships.

The Business Administration Level 2 apprentice was up against stiff competition at the awards hosted by London Councils, with six others vying for the title.

When asked what advice he would give to those considering apprenticeships, Jordan said:

“Get in and go far. I highly recommend apprenticeships for those looking to build on their existing skills or wanting to start a completely new career.

“Taking part in the apprenticeships scheme meant that I met loads of new people and created the relationships which definitely helped me to complete my course.

“Everyone at Kingston Adult Education was very helpful throughout my tuition. It was their guidance and support which successfully led me to completing my course. I can honestly say, that everyone involved throughout my apprenticeship went the extra mile.”

Cllr Andy Johnson-Creek, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Kingston Adult Education at Kingston Council, said:

“This is brilliant news and a well deserved award for Jordan. There are lots of ways into a successful, rewarding career and the dedicated team at Kingston Adult Education are there to help people achieve just that. Congratulations to Jordan.”

For more information on apprenticeships, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/adulteducation.