Flintshire County Council welcomes 21 new apprentices
Flintshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Colin Everett and the Leader of the Council, Ian Roberts met the new recruits on an induction day at the Council’s Learning and Development Academy at Coleg Cambria, Northop.
A number of apprentices are recruited each year to develop professional skills as a start in their careers in an extensive array of areas including business, accountancy, ICT, countryside, joinery, as well as Streetscene Operatives.
This year’s cohort includes an apprentice who will be based with Aura Leisure and Libraries in the finance department.
The apprentices usually attend college one day a week to gain industry recognised qualifications while gaining valuable experience working for the council and earning a salary.
Learning and Development has also employed a higher level trainee in IT who will be able to continue his qualifications while working in the areas of his chosen profession.
Apprentices also undertake volunteering and take part in community events as part of the Apprentice framework which enhances their learning experience.
Colin Everett, Chief Executive, said:
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome our apprentices and I wish them all the best as they start their journey into employment. Many of our past apprentices have gone on to enjoy successful careers in their chosen trades and professions. The fact that 97% of those on our scheme gain employment or places in higher education at the end of their apprenticeship is testament to the programme and our partnership with Coleg Cambria.”
Apprentices with Council Leader, Cllr Ian Roberts and Chief Executive, Colin Everett