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Three former students excel with Richmondshire District Council’s apprenticeship programme

14 February 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

As national apprenticeship week draws to a close today we have loved hearing how well Megan, Rob and Ash are getting on with their apprenticeships which they recently started at Richmondshire District Council.  Megan has made a great start to her role as a Business Administration and Change apprentice. Megan went straight into working at a local school for a few years after her GCSEs and has been waiting for the right opportunity to build a career and gain a recognised qualification. Megan is undertaking a wide range of administration tasks across a number of departments including Planning, Waste Management, and Licensing. Megan said: “It’s a great way to achieve a qualification while gaining experience from people who are good at what they do,” said Megan.

Rob joined the council as a Human Resources Support apprentice after graduating from the University of Leeds. After initially working in the hospitality industry, the impact of Covid on this sector made Rob seek a new and challenging career at the council. Rob said: “An apprenticeship might not be how you imagined your career to start, but it is a fantastic opportunity to get into secure work. Do it!”

Ash is the council’s new Junior Content Producer apprentice. Having previously worked in the retail industry Ash wanted to pursue a career in ICT, a subject he has a real passion for. Ash will be assisting the council with developing content for across a variety of media including digital, social media, broadcast or in print.  Ash said: “Being able to use the skills I am learning to provide services for local people is a motivating and positive part of my job,”

Tony Clark, Chief Executive of Richmondshire District Council, commented: “Our apprentices have settled into the council very quickly – at a time when it is very hard to start a new job. We hope to see many more people of all ages join us through this scheme which will nurture new talent and retain job skills within Richmondshire.”

For details about apprenticeship opportunities in Richmondshire visit RICHMONDSHIRE APPRENTICESHIPS

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