Luke Cobby Second Award A Northbrook Apprentice is celebrating his second win of the year, with a Learning & Volunteering into Work Award, presented as part of Adult Learners’ Week.

Luke Cobby, who is 24 and from Worthing, won the award for his resilience, attitude and determination, as an employee of Unleashed Dog Day Care in Worthing.

The award follows Luke’s success at the Sussex Spring Awards in May, when he was presented with the NCFE Sussex Learner of the Year award at the annual Sussex Spring Awards ceremony, for his “positive frame of mind” and his determination to succeed.

Luke has recently completed an NCFE Team Leading course and a BTEC in Customer Service at Northbrook College, after having troubled years in education. He left school without any qualifications and struggled to hold on to a job. Luke was one of the first employees at Unleashed Dog Care, when the business opened in May 2012 and has since been promoted to Manager, looking after a team of eight employees and all the canine clients.

Jeannette said “Luke has really used the information he has learnt. I watch him cascade information to staff, which has a huge impact on the effective running of the business.”

Luke said, “I’m really happy to have won this award. I want to thank my team – I couldn’t have done this without their help. It’s such a great feeling to get the recognition for the work I put in.”

Adult Learners’ Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning, encompassing the Adult Learners’ Week awards, ‘have a go’ taster events, parliamentary reception, and other activities such as a national policy conference.