It was a one day national event, with more than 130 apprentices taking part across the country. This year’s event was themed around Net Zero with each activity designed to help individuals to develop successful workplace behaviours.
Three of our apprentices took part in the event, Laura Kenton, Business Services Officer completing a Team Leader Apprenticeship, Fern Arnold in Highways completing a Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Apprenticeship and Edwin Taylor completing an Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship.
All our apprentices did a fantastic job representing the council.
We received positive feedback from our apprentices, with Fern commenting:
“I enjoyed the event – it made me consider how we can make better choices to help the environment – I highly recommend taking part as it’s a good learning curve and a great chance to express your views”.
“I enjoyed meeting and working with the other apprentices at the event. Learning about the diversity of roles within local government was very interesting and made me more aware of the role that council plays in everyday life. I also developed my ability to think and plan as a team and the event helped solidify the idea of what it means to be an apprentice within local government”.
Edwin’s manager, Lee Bryan commented:
"the event is a fantastic opportunity for personal growth and professional development for our apprentices. The event showcased the immense talent and potential of apprentices working at councils across the country. Edwin has had a fantastic experience, building his knowledge and skills on collaborating with a team, working on projects and understanding the importance of local government. If you currently line manage an apprentice, I would highly recommend looking out for the event next year and encouraging them to sign up”.