The 2023 Adult Learning Awards took place on Thursday, 2nd November 2023 at City Hall in London. These awards are a key part of the Mayor of London’s commitment to raise awareness of opportunities for adult learning and the benefits it brings.
Benjamin Lees, who is undertaking the Level 6 Paramedic apprenticeship at the London Ambulance Service, won the Learning for Good Work award.
“I have dreamt of getting where I am for nearly 30 years. I am so proud and honoured. Getting this recognition from the Mayor feels incredible.”
Benjamin was also recognised for having taken the brave step of opening up about his journey as a neurodivergent medic.
“I masked my ADHD diagnosis during my first three years in the Service, but talking about it has really helped me embrace it.
London Ambulance Service also won the Apprentice Employer of the Year Award for the second time running.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust were also amongst the winners, winning the Inclusive Provider of Adult Education award.