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Our Apprentice Stephen Johnson WON MiddletonMurray's 'Apprentice of the Month' Award

27/05/2015 by Sharon Shahzad


Being exceptionally creative, regularly showing initiative and professionalism and being held in very high esteem by his managers and colleagues were some of the outstanding attributes that saw Stephen Johnson of Montash being named as the Winner of the MiddletonMurray 'Apprentice of the Month' Award for March/April 2015.

MiddletonMurray's 'Apprentice of the Month' Award recognises and highlights the apprentice who has most impressed their managers over the course of the month.

The Award, which is chosen by a panel of judges that includes Tessa Oversby, Head of Employability at Barclays Bank Plc, Peter Varney, the CEO of KEH Sports Ltd and Vice Chairman of Ebbsfleet United FC, Steve Sutherland, Head of Marketing and PR at MiddletonMurray and MiddletonMurray CEO Angela Middleton; is designed to increase the awareness of the benefits of employing apprentices to prospective employers and to highlight to young people that while working in a paid job as an apprentice they would gain valuable experience and confidence, plus a recognised qualification. 

Judging this award doesn't get any easier as the standard of nominations is always very high and once again the achievements of the other nominees - Harriet Coogan-Porter of Club Row Creations, Connor Rushen of DP Connect and Nicole Gray of Agility Logistics - were very impressive. However, the judges unanimously felt that Stephen, supported by testimonials from his manager and colleagues, was thoroughly deserving of the award this month.

Stephen's assessor at MiddletonMurray Proscovia Kasozi, who nominated him for the award said '' Stephen has worked really hard both at his Apprenticeship work and at his placement; progressing through departments, using his own initiative to move within the company. Throughout my visits, Stephen has shown professionalism, his colleagues hold him in high esteem and he has received positive feedback from both clients and candidates for his outstanding work''. 

Proscovia continued ''Stephen has recently carried out a survey on how women feel they are treated within the offshore business. Again Stephen used his own initiative to great success. Such creativity is what the youngsters need. I believe Stephen's success and experiences make him an excellent role-model to motivate other young apprentices''. 

Summing up the judges' decision Peter Varney said ''Stephen has progressed very well but the testimonials from his peers and bosses and the initiative and creativity he showed in creating the survey on how women feel they are treated in the offshore business, was particularly impressive''.

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Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid management in permanent and contract roles.

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