23 Jun

LLEP Project Manager celebrates apprenticeship achievement

Graduates standing on a tiered stand, holding their certificates.

LLEP celebrates apprenticeship achievement with colleague as he attends apprenticeships graduation ceremony on Friday 17th June 2022.

After 2 years of  dedication and hard work, including assignments, revision and a final end point assessment. LLEP colleague Shahid Dagia has successfully achieved his Level 4 Apprenticeship in Project Management.

The qualification supported by the  LLEP has boosted Shahid’s career and he now holds the role of a Project Manager. This includes handling large projects such as the  Growing Places Fund and the Business Rates Pool Fund. Drawing on his new skill set Shahid is able to  ensure the smooth running of projects. Tackling any hurdles along the way. This includes early identification of issues  and finding satisfactory resolutions.

Shahid’s story shows the value of apprenticeships for workers of all ages at any stage of their career – busting the myth that apprenticeships are only for young people learning basic skills.

The event was hosted at De Montfort Hall by the city councils employment hub and over 200 businesses that support apprentices were invited to attend as well as friends and family members of graduates.

Project Manager Shahid Dagia said,

“Apprenticeships give individuals such as myself, the needed tools to carry out their duties whilst gaining valuable experience in order to deliver projects and programmes across a wide variety of areas and work streams.”

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said,

“I’d like to congratulate all of the apprentices who will be graduating at this ceremony on their hard work, and thank the businesses who have done so much to support them.”

Supporting apprenticeships is a key strategy the LLEP have committed to over 2022-2024. There are now many more levels of apprenticeships available with greater accessibility. You can read about the LLEP’s Apprenticeship Strategy here.