More than 100 businesses have pledged jobs for aspiring apprenticeships following a campaign by Ealing Council.
The council set out to achieve the milestone by December 9 on September 1 and have announced that they have already topped that figure with 107.
It beat its target using a "100 in 100 campaign", in a bid to give 16-24 year olds access to quality employment and training.
The announcement fell in line with an awards ceremony for the work of Ealing Apprenticeship Network apprentices, held at Ealing Town Hall, where "Apprentice of the year" was given to Sofia Cabral from A2 Dominion.
Councillor Steve Hynes, cabinet member for prosperity, skills and employment, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners – it has been another fantastic year for apprentices and employers across the borough and beyond.
"These awards are a reflection of the impressive positive contribution that apprentices can make to a business, regardless of its size.
"It is also an opportunity to thank all the employers who have hired apprentices, been exemplary role models and given young people an opportunity to work, earn and learn.”
Sofia Cabral was given the award because she is "highly reliable" and helps other apprentices, meanwhile Mikey Barnes, an apprentice at the Clocktower Café in Hanwell, was commended for his "tenacity" and offered a permanent job at a new local restaurant.
"Employer of the year" was given to David Charlwood from property developers St George, "Supervisor of the year" given to Sarah Rowden from St Helen's Café and Deli, North Kensington, and "Training assessor of the year" was given to Teresa Stewart from Redwood Skills.
You can view more details on the apprenticeship programme here.