Last week we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2020 showcasing the success of our apprentices from across the council looking beyond misconceptions. Apprenticeships are a great pathway for anyone to progress their career further. Hiring an apprentice is also a great way for managers to develop and upskill their own workforce.
Our campaign highlighted real apprenticeship stories on our social media, as well as the diverse range of opportunities we offer. We have 55 new and existing employee apprentices across the council in a variety of departments including HR, IT, Business Administration, Events, Civil engineering and Digital services.
Robyn, a former IT apprentice, shared her story on undertaking an IT apprenticeship after college which has improved her confidence greatly, especially when speaking in interviews. ‘I’ve been making a digital blog for the whole of Barnsley to use, not just the council and that is one of the things I’ve made progress on the most. From the begging everybody here has been really welcoming and everybody has wanted me to get involved’.
Cllr Robin Franklin, Cabinet Support Member for Core Services, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way for people to gain experience alongside a qualification. We value all our apprentices and will continue to celebrate the enthusiasm and energy that they bring to the workforce.
Find out about our upcoming job fairs and vacancies at barnsley.gov.uk/jobs
Take a look at our apprenticeship success stories on our Facebook and Twitter.
This news is linked to Town Spirit. We want to work better together. If everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, together we can make our borough a more welcoming place where people want to live, work and visit.
We’re committed to #AchieveIt by doing everything we can to help you and your family achieve your potential and be the best that you can be. Own it by committing to learn and develop your career.