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Applications open for popular apprenticeship scheme

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Applications are now open for a successful apprenticeship scheme which helps young people kick-start their careers in local government.

Applications are now open for the East Suffolk Council apprenticeship scheme.  9 opportunities are available in a number of teams, including Coastal Management, Customer Service, Food & Safety, Audit and Planning.

Carol Lower, HR and Workforce Development Manager at East Suffolk Council said: “We are committed to offering local young people opportunities to grow and fulfil their potential; our established apprenticeship scheme offers a route into employment with plenty of additional benefits. The scheme is always popular and we would encourage anyone interested to apply for these varied and exciting roles.”

The roles offer a host of benefits, including a fully funded qualification, invaluable workplace skills, training and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlements. Over 80% of apprentices stay with the Council once their apprenticeship has finished and continue to have long careers in local government.

To enable potential applicants to learn more about these apprenticeships, meet the team managers and learn more about the application process, the Council is holding two open evenings:

•          Monday 13 May (5pm – 6.30pm) at Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ

•          Tuesday 14 May (5pm – 6.30pm) at East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Station Rd, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT

Those interested in coming to an open evening should email HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk with your name, the date of your preferred open evening and whether anyone else will be coming with you.

The apprenticeship scheme gives young people a clear pathway from education into work and teaches them key skills which are essential for employment, such as questioning and listening, giving feedback and managing relationships. The scheme also benefits existing council staff by developing their supervisory and management skills, as well as enabling them to become mentors.

After their apprenticeship is complete, the apprentices are encouraged to apply for alternative roles within the Council. This gives them the opportunity to secure permanent employment and also creates a vacancy for a new apprentice.

Full details of all the apprenticeship opportunities and details on how to apply can be found here.

Applications close on 9 June 2019.