Savills Celebrates Apprenticeship Excellence at Second Annual Awards Ceremony

Savills Celebrates Apprenticeship Excellence at Second Annual Awards Ceremony

(IN BRIEF) Savills, the international real estate advisor, commemorated the achievements of its young talent during its second annual Apprenticeship Awards held in London’s Margaret Street office coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week. With over 110 apprentices, mentors, and employees in attendance, the event showcased the commitment to nurturing talent and social mobility within the company. Ten apprentices were honored across various categories, including Rising Star, Employer’s Choice, Making an Impact, Ambassador, and Learner of the Year, highlighting their dedication, progress, and contributions to the firm. The event not only recognized individual achievements but also underscored Savills’ ongoing commitment to offering accessible pathways into the property sector and fostering a diverse, skilled workforce to better serve its clients.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 10-Feb-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Held in its Margaret Street office in London to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 February), the event was attended by 110 apprentices, mentors and employees from across the business.

Supported by the Savills Social Mobility Group, 10 apprentices picked up awards in categories including Rising Star, Employer’s Choice, Making an Impact, Ambassador and Learner of the Year.

The event was hosted by Professional Apprenticeships Manager Serena Phillips and Divisional Learning & Delivery Manager Tony Thorne. There were also talks from former and current apprentices Isabelle Walters, Adam Stride, Natalia Maciak and Isabella Lyons along with UK Board Director Katrina Mackay.

Facilities Management apprentice Ivy Paris picked up the Employer’s Choice Award, presented via video by Savills UK Managing Director Richard Rees.

“Being surrounded by other apprentices from across the UK was amazing – I met so many new people and got to hear about everyone’s different experiences,” Ivy said. “I was so shocked [to have won] and I feel extremely lucky. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for my supportive team. I am super proud of how far I have come. Savills has brought me out of my shell and made me realise you need to step out your comfort zone to succeed.”

Property Management apprentice Jodie Keight, who won the Rising Star Award, said she would like to thank her manager Andrew Tunney along with Serena Phillips, Harriet Ellis and the wider Savills apprenticeship and future talent team.

“The support and knowledge gained has been invaluable,” she said. “It’s not always easy to manage studies towards your qualification as well as your day job, but to know you’ve got colleagues that really believe in you and provide their expert knowledge along the way is the reason why I’d recommend the apprenticeship route to anybody. I have loved every minute and cannot wait to see what my future holds.”

Commercial Real Estate Sales & Data apprentice Dontae Francois scooped the Ambassador Award.

“It’s such a good feeling to know all the hours of dedication, hard work and determination have been recognised by my team and the wider business,” he said. “Receiving the award is not only a significant milestone early in my career, but it is a standard that I will continually live up to. No two days are the same in my role and the modules that I’m learning translate well to my day-to-day endeavours. It has not all been easy, but I’ve made great progress.”

Residential Sales apprentice Natalia Maciak, who picked up Learner of the Year Award, added: “When I saw my name I was thrilled, overwhelmed, excited and beyond grateful. It was such a surprise.

“I couldn’t be more thankful. My entire 18 month journey as a Savills apprentice was such an enjoyable experience – working alongside inspirational people, being together with fellow apprentices and making friends for life.”

Savills currently has 227 people on apprenticeships in all divisions of the business. For the second year running it also ranked first in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers at the Rate My Apprenticeship Awards.

Managing Director of Savills UK Richard Rees congratulated all the apprentices on their achievements.

“Our apprenticeship programme has been running for nine years and we pride ourselves on offering the best experience possible,” he said. “The awards are a wonderful opportunity to showcase our apprentices’ tremendous hard work and dedication and recognise those who have gone above and beyond.

“It is incredibly important to offer people an accessible route into the property sector and we remain committed to attracting and retaining the finest, most diverse talent to match our business needs and provide the best service to our clients.”


Ambassador – presented by Ema Saunders: Dontae Francois(Commercial Real Estate Sales & Data, Margaret Street)

Making an Impact – presented by Harriet Ellis and Ylenia Poidomani: Joint first place – Chelsey Darmanin (Facilities Management, Finsbury Circus) and Eden Palmer-Stirling (Business Development, Margaret Street)

Recognition – presented by Jodi Potter: First place –Olivia Whittle (ESG Property Management, Finsbury Circus). Second place – Vivek Lad (Project Manager, Building and Project Consultancy, Margaret Street)

Rising Star – presented by Tony Thorne: First place –Jodie Keight (Property Management, Birmingham). Second place – Ruby Williams (Business Development, Margaret Street)

Learner of the Year ­– presented by Phillippa Dalby-Welsh: First place – Natalia Maciak (Residential Sales, Marylebone). Second place – Georgie Rodgers (Property Management, Manchester Booth Street)

Employer’s Choice – presented by Richard Rees: Ivy Paris (Facilities Management, Finsbury Circus

Media Contacts:

Serena Phillips
Professional Apprenticeships Manager, Graduate Administrator

Ema Saunders
Director, Commercial Human Resources
+44 (0) 20 7877 4509

SOURCE: Savills plc


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