Hertfordshire County Council has apprenticeship scheme recognised
PUBLISHED: 11:53 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:58 01 February 2016
Hertfordshire County Council has been named one of the top 100 apprentice employers nationwide.
The list was compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City and Guilds, a group that works with companies to enable people to develop their skills.
The council has employed over 150 apprentices from its apprenticeship scheme since 2012, which is designed for school and college leavers, or people looking for a career with the council.
It offers apprenticeships in business administration, finance, engineering, IT and the award-winning national ‘skills for care’ programme.
Former council apprentice Holly De Boise, who now coordinates the corporate apprenticeship, said: “I completed the apprenticeship as a part of my professional development while being employed at the council.
“It allowed me to move up to the next level, and gave me the confidence to start a career in HR, going on to do further education.
“Just this year I’ve qualified in my CIPD degree which the council sponsored me to do – I now have a degree without having had to go to university, and I don’t have any student debt.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without completing my apprenticeship.”
Morris Bright, deputy cabinet member for enterprise, education and skills, said: “This is fantastic news and recognition for Hertfordshire County Council. We are listed in the top 100 alongside organisations big and small and it’s good to see that as a local authority we are attracting new young talent through our apprenticeship programme.”