Celebrating Our Apprentices

Date published: 05 February 2020
West Lindsey Apprentices, Abbie Beastall and Louis Gibson, with Emma Redwood

The start of February marks the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week across the United Kingdom. We thought this would be a great chance to celebrate our apprentices and how important they are for the success of the Council.

Emma Redwood, People and Organisational Development Manager at West Lindsey District Council, said: “We have an ongoing commitment to give people opportunities to increase their skills and employability. We currently have 6 apprenticeships and we are in the process of recruiting a technology apprentice.”

Apprenticeships can be a fantastic way to kick start a career, no matter what stage of your life you are in. They can take between 1 and 5 years to complete depending on the level and are suitable for people of any age and from any background. Apprenticeships give people an opportunity to work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills and time for studying relating to the role. There is such a wide variety of trades and careers that offer apprenticeship opportunities, meaning the opportunities are endless.

Abbie Beastall, who began working at the Council in November 2019, saw the Customer Service Apprenticeship vacancy online.  She said: “It is a great place with amazing people to begin my career with. West Lindsey District Council is a big opportunity to develop the skills I need for my future.”

Louis Gibson, who started his apprenticeship in Local Land Charges in January 2020, said: “Having been overlooked at times due to my lack of experience, an apprenticeship is the perfect first step to gain the experience I need for my career aspirations.”

All our apprenticeship vacancies are available to search and apply for on our website: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/jobs

You can find out more about apprenticeships by visiting: www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide and following #NAW2020 on Twitter.

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