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Apprentices gain full-time work at council

Posted onPosted on 24th Feb
Apprentices gain full-time work at council

Apprentices at Newark and Sherwood District Council are celebrating after securing permanent roles with the authority.

Callum Scrimshaw, Oliver Wilson, Lindsey Berry and Lauren Anthony and many more apprentices have worked above and beyond in the past year, which has led to them being offered a full-time contact.

Although not all apprenticeships result in permanent roles when they come to the end of their contract, some apprentices are kept on thanks to opportunities that become available.

The council celebrated the great work and dedication of its apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week.

It currently employs 19 apprentices, covering a wide range of job roles from communications and housing, to IT and the Street Scene team.

As part of the celebration the council shared success stories of its apprentices, including Lindsay Berry who now has a permanent role as a business administration support assistant, and Lauren Anthony, who now works as a surveyor for the council.

Lauren said: “I enjoy learning whilst working and getting hands on experience, which you wouldn’t gain in a degree.”

The council has invested heavily in taking on apprentices in recent years, providing people of all ages a chance to learn and gain practical skills all while earning a wage.

Leader Coun David Lloyd said: “It’s been a challenging year for everyone, and our apprentices have tackled any obstacles head on and have achieved great things.

“It was great last week to see the stories of just some of our apprentices shared publicly on our social media, with many having gone on to permanent roles with us.”

Grounds maintenance apprentices Callum Scrimshaw and Oliver Wilson have both secured full time positions due to additional workload and contracts being secured by the Street Scene team.

Callum said: “It’s been great to meet new people and gain skills I never knew I had.”

If you know someone who may be interested in an apprenticeship with he district council, visit the Jobs Go Public website which is regularly updated with the latest vacancies –