Broxtowe Borough Council Apprentices Reach New Levels

Broxtowe Borough Council Apprentices Reach New Levels

7/02/20 - “I was a university drop out and didn’t know how to retrain in a new career path without returning to university. An apprenticeship vacancy came up at Broxtowe and I jumped at the chance. Since then I have never looked back” says Charlotte Holley, a former phlebotomist turned HR Support Apprentice at Broxtowe Borough Council.

Broxtowe Apprentices

Charlotte is one of nine apprentices currently working across the Council, with two more posts being advertised for a Learning and Development Apprentice and a Heavy Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Apprentice.

The Council is using National Apprenticeship week, which runs from 3rd-7th February by highlighting some of our amazing apprentices across the organisation from different ages, backgrounds and career paths.

“Completing an apprenticeship landed me a full time job at Broxtowe Borough Council and now I’m progressing to the next level of apprenticeship whilst on a full time wage,” said Stephen Grimes, a Level 4 Management and Sustainability apprentice, who made it to last year’s final of the D2N2 Compact Apprentice of the Year Awards in the Higher Apprentices Award Category, and made it to the final four shortlisted from 5,000 Apprentices in the area.

Councillor Marie Hannah, Chair of the Personnel Committee said: “As a Council we’re very proud to support apprenticeships and actively encourage other businesses to consider taking on an apprentice.”

“University is not for everyone and apprenticeships are a great way for people who want to learn and develop practical skills, learn a trade in the workplace and develop your career. They’re also a great option if you’re already working and would like to retrain or move up the career ladder. Here at Broxtowe, we have a number of Officers at the Council who started out as Apprentices and have successfully worked their way up to more Senior Positions as a result of their training.”

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3rd-7th February, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service. The ‘Look’ Beyond’ themed week will celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers and apprentices.

 

 


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