National Apprentice Week

14 Mar 2016

Stevenage Borough Council is celebrating the success of 10 candidates who completed their apprenticeship in 2015 as part of National Apprentice Week.

National Apprenticeship Week is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s theme is ‘Rise to the Top’, which focuses on progression and the potential opportunities arising from apprenticeships.

Over the last three years the council has offered posts to 25 apprentices across a variety of roles including, carpentry, plumbing, finance and accounting, constitutional services, sport and leisure, customer service, business administration, trees and timber, and human resources. In 2015, 10 apprentices successfully completed their programmes and went on to secure work with the council on permanent or temporary contracts and have all achieved a level 2, 3 or 4 NVQ.

Councillor Joan Lloyd, Executive Member for Resources, said: “Our apprenticeship scheme has been a real success story so far and we will continue to take on more apprentices in the future. All our apprentices have shown hard work, dedication and passion for the job and it’s great that more of our teams are looking to provide opportunities for young people. We look forward to seeing them continue to progress and hope their achievements will inspire other young school-leavers to consider apprenticeships.”

For more information on our apprenticeship scheme please visit our website www.stevenage.gov.uk.

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