A NANDO’S employee in Ealing received a special accolade when she attended the House of Commons this week for an event showcasing the vibrant pub, bar, brewing and casual dining sectors during National Apprenticeship Week.

Ilaria Pallucci, first assistant apprentice at the Ealing restaurant, was one of 200 apprentices invited.

As well as meeting her MP, Rupa Huq, she also received a Certificate of Outstanding Recognition from Gavin Shuker MP, for making a significant impact during her learning.

Carly Fish, skills and education lead at Nando’s, said: “Ilaria has demonstrated excellent progression.

“In fact, she is just starting a job swap with her general manager in preparation for getting her own restaurant.”