I presented at the IT apprentice awards yesterday for e-skills UK, hosted at the fabulous site of the Institution of Engineering & Technology in Savoy Place. The photo above was taken with my iPhone and the view was spectacular. The refreshing thing amongst our doom and gloom headlines was the passion and enthusiasm of the apprentices receiving the awards. As our workforce of tomorrow, they are a shining light of example for the youth of today – if they work hard and truly commit to the task in hand, they have a promising future ahead of them. Investment fund manager Witan said in an advert a while back, “First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.” Powerful words that resonate true.