AN award-winning apprentice from Bradford was invited to Westminster last week as part of National Apprentice Week.

Muhammad Uddin, who works at Yorkshire Housing, took part in the event for specially selected apprentices in the House of Commons as a member of the Young Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

Muhammed was named Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at last year’s National Apprenticeship Awards.

He said: “I’m really pleased to be representing Yorkshire Housing at the House of Commons.

“Apprenticeships are an excellent way to kick start your career.

“Yorkshire Housing enabled me to develop my skills and abilities, by giving me hands-on experience across the business. It shows hard work and determination gives rewards.”

Muhammad joined Yorkshire Housing straight from school, and within a year achieved Level 2 business administration qualifications and secure a role on an apprenticeship, enabling him to take his Level 3 qualifications.

Away from work, he is an active ambassador for apprenticeships and has spoken at local forums for ethnic minority people, careers events, and has also featured on podcasts and websites.