Apprentices at Newark and Sherwood District Council secure permanent roles
A number of apprentices at Newark and Sherwood District Council are celebrating after securing permanent roles.
Callum Scrimshaw, Oliver Wilson, Lindsey Berry and Lauren Anthony, alongside many more apprentices, have worked above and beyond in the past year, which has led to them being offered full-time contacts.
Although not all apprenticeships result in permanent roles, 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.
The district council currently employs 19 apprentices who cover 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 has shared success stories of its apprentices - including Lauren Anthony who now works as a surveyor.
She said: “I enjoy learning whilst working and getting hands on experience, which you wouldn’t gain in a degree.”
Grounds maintenance apprentices Callum Scrimshaw and Oliver Wilson have also 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.”
The council said it 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.
Council leader 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.”
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