Apprentice who played vital role at Olympic Park given prize for hard work

Musa Jallow

Musa Jallow - Credit: Archant

A construction apprentice who worked at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through a local employment scheme has seen his hard work praised.

Musa Jallow, 35, was recognised for his commitment and effort on the project leading to significant progression in the work being carried out with civil engineering firm BAM Nuttall in Stratford.

Since completing the apprenticeship, Musa got himself a job working for Crossrail while continuing to concentrate on achieving an NVQ Certificate.

Musa first registered with Barking and Dagenham Council’s Job Shop in 2011 and was allocated an advisor who helped and supported him to find a position.

Throughout his journey he benefited from extra support such as handy advice on how to create a CV and prepare for an interview.


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Cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Cameron Geddes said: “Musa is a shining example of how fundamentally important apprenticeships are.

“His hard work, passion and commitment have contributed to the Olympic Park project immensely while simultaneously providing him with hands on skills and experience that will be valuable throughout his career. “

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Musa recently attended the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Apprentice of the Year Awards at City Hall, where he received an special prize for the enthusiasm and hard work he showed while working on the project.

Adam Davie, Musa’s supervisor at BAM Nuttall said: “Musa’s attendance and punctuality was great.

“He was a great listener, very confident and always had good ideas to share. He works well under pressure and is very health and safety conscious – I would definitely recommend him.”

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