Jake has been shortlisted for the EEM Building Communities ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award 2018!

January 2, 2018 by in Uncategorized

What a way to kickstart 2018 other than one of our Ventro team members, Jake Eames, getting shortlisted by the Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) Building Communities for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award 2018.

We are extremely excited to hear the news that our Healthcheck Manager Jake Eames has been shortlisted by the EEM Building Communities for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award 2018.

Jake Eames, Shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year 2018, added: “This is such a great way to top of my apprenticeship. I couldn’t have made it this far without the support of the Ventro team, so let’s go for gold and come back with a win!”

The EEM Building Communities Awards plays host to around 400 housing and construction professionals who have all come together to celebrate achievements and significant contributions within the housing and construction industry. Social housing providers, contractors, and manufacturers from around the UK, will be acknowledged and appreciated for their efforts.

Last year the award ceremony helped fundraise £28,000 towards Dementia UK. This year proceeds will be going towards Rainbows Hospice.

Judges for the 2018 panel will include key people from Tenant Engagement Experts (TPAS), The Home Office, East Midlands Chamber and the East Midlands Chamber.

Jake having been shortlisted for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award which has been sponsored by Fortem, really is the perfect way to highlight the efforts Jake has put in since the start of his apprenticeship at Ventro which was supported by Skills Group UK. Successfully completing his apprenticeship scheme at Ventro four months early and securing himself full-time employment all at the age of 18, makes this a title deserving of a win. You can read more about his apprenticeship right here.

On Friday 16th February 2018, Jake will be heading to the awards ceremony alongside three other Ventro team members to a glitzy black tie which is held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Nicki Pratten, Contracts Team Leader added: “I am thrilled to hear that Jake has been shortlisted by the Building Committee for the Apprentice of the Year award for EEM. Jake has a real can-do attitude and is committed to his own personal development which is really encouraging. Jake has worked hard to complete his apprenticeship early and now has a role that includes supervising 5 members of staff. He is a real asset to the Ventro team “.


Harvey Melvin, Managing Director at Ventro commented on Jake’s shortlist: “Jake has performed above and beyond the role of an apprentice, so I am not surprised that he was shortlisted. His commitment and sheer dedication has been apparent from the very start, and we wish him the very best of luck!”

Good luck Jake

The team at Ventro wish you the very best of luck, and will all be rooting for you on the night!

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