Apprentices on track for success in Lincolnshire

Five youngsters have signed up as apprentices at North Lincolnshire Council, as part of the local authority’s successful apprenticeship scheme.

The trainees attended an induction last week to find out more about their new roles in licensing, finance, procurement, environmental health and land charges.

This brings the total number of apprentices the council has taken on to 122, with 86 per cent of apprentices going on to secure full- or part-time jobs on completing their qualification, or progressing to a Level 3 apprenticeship.


Plenty of opportunities

Nineteen-year-old Lauren Bilton from Scunthorpe has been an apprentice in the planning and regeneration department for seven months. She 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.”

“I would recommend an apprenticeship with the council to anyone. It’s a good scheme to be involved in. Everyone is lovely and very helpful and there are numerous job opportunities that could stem from an apprenticeship here.”


Commitment to develop new skills

Cllr Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, added: “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.”