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Hexagon wins ‘Employer of the Year’ Award

August 01, 2019

LLC Awards 2019Hexagon won the highly contested Employer of the Year award at the 2019 London Learning Consortium’s (LLC) annual award ceremony. The ceremony took place at Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clock Tower in June.

As a training provider, LLC have an annual ceremony to celebrate learners, employers, and associated organisations that have achieved their goals or have made outstanding contributions.

Claire Reed, Operations Manager at LLC, said, “Hexagon stood out from the fantastic employers we work with, making sure the learners on this course were truly looking for work and just needed new skills to help them progress. “

Two Hexagon residents currently completing the course were invited to speak at the award ceremony before the winner was announced.

Shona Muwanga said, “I am particularly grateful to Senior Employment Officer Lionne Whitfield, and all the Hexagon Community Investment Team, for offering me these opportunities. Ultimately my main goal now will be to achieve the LLC qualification and eventually, I hope, to become a permanent member of staff within Hexagon!”

The other resident, Adrian Beckingham said, “When I applied for the position of Communications Officer at Hexagon, they suggested I make up for my lack of knowledge in the housing industry by studying an LLC course in Housing Management. This course has provided me with the framework I need to be a more effective journalist and communications officer for Hexagon. Hexagon’s Community Investment Team and the LLC have opened up this exciting new employment opportunity for me – in a post that utilises all my skills and a career path which I was very keen to engage in.”

Lionne Whitfield added, “We are delighted to receive this award. Hexagon has run this Level II Housing Management course through the LLC for the past five months. It has been well attended by residents, staff and people who live in the local community. We aim tohelp residents achieve their employment goals through the Love London Working project.”

All those who make it successfully through the rigorous assessment process of the course receive:

-  an internationally recognised and accredited housing qualification

-  knowledge about the sector that provides their homes and housing services

-  knowledge about the challenges housing organisations like Hexagon face daily in trying to provide the services tenants and residents need the most, while keeping to relevant laws and regulations

-  the ability to competitively apply and stand a good chance of successfully obtaining a suitable role within the housing sector

Hexagon run a wide range of free courses through London Learning Consortium and Learning Curve. These range from Adult Social Care to Business Administration, from Team Leading to Warehousing & Storage. There truly is something for everyone. To contact us for more information -

Call: 0208 768 7915 or Email: lwhitfield@hexagon.org.uk

[Pictured are Andrew Green, Housing Services Director and Shona Muwanga, Hexagon Resident]

 

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