CERTIFICATES and awards were presented to more than 50 young learners in Ealing and Wembley on Skills Training UK’s traineeship programmes.

 Skills Training’s centres in London offer young people opportunities to achieve vocational qualifications, improve their English and maths skills and gain work experience with a local or national employer.

Tutors also support learners with CV and interview skills so they are ready for their next step, such as an apprenticeship, full-time job or further education. 

Chathiya Chandran, 20, won the English award, while fellow learner Flavio Lopes Valadao, 18, received the maths award.

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They were joined on stage by Sana Khan, 22, the Outstanding Traineeship Learner, and Chiyedza Antoine, 18, who won the Outstanding Study Programme Learner Award.

Graham Clarke, Director of Education and Social Mobility, said: “Many of these young people arrived with low confidence, few or no qualifications, and some have faced challenging circumstances in their personal lives.

“However, in a short space of time and through the support of our tutors, it is inspiring to see how they have overcome obstacles to succeed and take their first step on the career ladder.”