New start for apprentices at North Lincolnshire Council

Councillor Liz Redfern.

Councillor Liz Redfern.

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North Lincolnshire Council has boosted its team with the appointment of five new apprentices.

They have been taken on in a variety of roles including land charges, licensing, finance, procurement and environmental health.

The apprentices were welcomed into their new roles at an induction day at the Learning Development Centre in Scunthorpe on January 8.

Axholme Central councillor Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Developing strong vocational career opportunities for young people is a real priority for me and we have made a large financial commitment to delivering just that. We welcome applicants from people of all ages and the induction process helps our new apprentices get to grips with their upcoming job role.

“Our apprenticeship scheme offers people the opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable work experience that they may need in the future.”

In total the council has taken on 122 apprentices. The next round of apprenticeships will be advertised over the summer to start in September.

Lauren Bilton, 19, from Scunthorpe, who has been an apprentice in the planning and regeneration department for seven months, said: “I’ve found my apprenticeship really good so far.

“I enjoy what I do and am looking forward to what the future holds for me in this department and I love the team I am in. I get to be involved with projects and opportunities that I never thought I would be involved in. I’ve learnt a lot since I started.”

For more information about apprenticeship opportunities contact Laura Rowbotham, education regeneration officer, at the council on 01724 296917 or email laura.rowbotham@northlincs.gov.uk