Council apprentices secure full time employment

16 February 2021

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

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.

Newark and Sherwood District Council celebrated the great work and dedication of its apprentices during last week’s National Apprenticeship Week between Monday 8 February and Sunday 14 February.

The Council 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 last week’s 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.

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

Newark and Sherwood District 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 of Newark and Sherwood District Council 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.

Grounds Maintenance Operative Callum Scrimshaw, 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 Newark and Sherwood District Council, visit the Jobs Go Public website which is regularly updated with the latest vacancies when available here: www.jobsgopublic.com/employers/newark-sherwood-district-council.

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