Origin Housing’s Ben Daniels has scooped an award at Microsoft’s annual Apprenticeship of the Year competition, winning in the ‘support role’ category. This is the second year running that Origin Housing has featured in the awards, with the housing provider’s apprentice Ismail Mulla picking up an award in 2015.
Mark Lordon assistant director of IT and office services, Origin Housing, said, “The majority of the awards went to IT companies so we are very pleased to have flown the flag for the social housing sector.”
The Microsoft apprenticeship programme, alongside a network of training providers such as QA Apprenticeships, aims to provide training and skills to young people in the UK to help them succeed in the workplace. The programme has resulted in over 11,000 young people placed with around 7,500 companies over the last six years.
James Berger, service Desk and IT training manager, Origin Housing, said, “Since his first day at Origin, Ben has shown great potential. His success and recognition from Microsoft at this year’s Apprentice of the Year awards is well deserved and the result of a lot of hard work, determination and commitment.”