Flintshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Colin Everett met the new recruits on an induction day at the Council’s Learning and Development Academy at Coleg Cambria, Northop. One apprentice had to attend virtually due to being in isolation.
A number of apprentices are recruited each year to develop professional skills as a start in their careers. We offer a range roles and career opportunities ranging from business, accountancy, IT, social media, customer service and audit to plumbing, electrical, joinery, plastering, mechanics, heating engineers and streetscene operatives.
The apprentices usually attend college one day a week to gain industry recognised qualifications while gaining valuable experience working for the council and earning a salary.
Apprentices also undertake volunteering and take part in community events as part of the apprentice framework which enhances their learning experience.
Colin Everett, Chief Executive, said:
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome our apprentices into the organisation, it is particularly special this year as the council is one of the few organisations who have recruited apprentices following the pandemic.
“I wish them all the best as they start their journey into employment. Many of our past apprentices have gone on to enjoy successful careers in their chosen trades and professions. The fact that 96% of those on our scheme gain employment or places in higher education at the end of their apprenticeship is testament to the programme and our partnership with Coleg Cambria.”