Two Northbrook students have won prizes at the annual awards for Sussex colleges held in Brighton. Simon Browne was named West Sussex Apprentice of the Year and Ibrahim Wario was named City & Guilds Sussex Learner of the Year.
The Sussex Spring Awards ceremony, organised by FE Sussex, was held at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. It was attended by colleges from all over Sussex. Several Northbrook students helped out at the event, with Cabin Crew students in their uniforms meeting and greeting the guests and Games Design students offering an interactive demonstration.
Award winner, Ibrahim Wario is 21 and from Hove. He has been studying for a City & Guilds qualification in Aeronautical Engineering. Ibrahim was a refugee who came to England with only a primary school certificate and an ambition to one day work on aeroplanes. After taking classes in Maths, Physics and English, he was able to join an aircraft maintenance course at Northbrook College. Northbrook’s head of Aeronautical Engineering, Andrew Bellinger, said, “Ibrahim Wario is a hard working and diligent student with excellent attendance and solid achievement, who has had to overcome many disadvantages in life to get to where he is today.”
Simon Browne, 28, from Littlehampton, has been studying on a Northbrook Apprenticeship leading to a Certificate in Property, while employed by estate agent Molica Franklin. Northbrook Apprenticeship Assessor, Selina Bishop, said, “Simon pushed the boundaries by insisting that his targets were in line with the more experienced senior staff. He sucked up information from customers, colleagues and the team here at the college and was particularly adept in researching information.”
Award winners Ibrahim Wario (left) and Simon Browne (right)