City Gateway apprentice Amaruf Miah, 21, from East London was taken on by Derwent London to train with facilities manager Graham Jones after the developer pledged to provide a 12-month building management apprenticeship in The Standard’s Ladder for London campaign. Now he’s scooped City Gateway’s Outstanding Apprentice Award for showing great commitment to professional development. He’s also been offered a full-time job helping run the magnificent environmentally-friendly Angel Building.

Says Maruf: “I am not only incredibly grateful to have been offered an apprenticeship by Derwent – but now they have taken me on. I had no experience and an uncertain future but now I am learning from the best building manager Derwent has. I can’t believe my luck.”

Amaruf (right) is pictured with Derwent’s Graham Jones and Chief Exec Christine Lovett