Apprenticeship Week could see you hired?


Next week (4-8 March) marks National Apprenticeship Week, and a great opportunity to raise awareness of apprenticeships available at Buckinghamshire County Council.
Apprenticeships are ideal for anyone wanting to start their career, re-train or increase their skills as part of personal development, and can be completed at any stage of their career. They are open all year round, and training costs are covered by the council.

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Mike Appleyard said: “The County Council has been running an apprenticeship scheme since 2011 with hundreds of apprenticeships over the years. It’s provided a great opportunity to many people at various stages of their career development from those starting out, re-entering the workforce, wanting to re-train, or to increase their skills.”

He added, “The benefits apprenticeships bring to the individual, to the employing organisations and the economy are enormous.”
Bilal Awan, ICT Service Desk Officer at Buckinghamshire County Council is studying for his second apprenticeship - Level 6 Degree in Digital Technical Solutions. He said: “I would really recommend an apprenticeship to anyone looking to start or develop their career. It gives you a perfect opportunity to gain both knowledge and experience at the same time.”

Bilal added “I have developed so many life skills during my time here, which I will take with me throughout my career. I have learnt how to behave with professionalism and also be efficient and organised.”

National Apprenticeship Week highlights the benefits of apprenticeships to individuals, employers, the local communities and the wider economy. The ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week will run from 4 to 8 March and celebrates how apprenticeships bring new energy and passion into organisations. It will also promote the large number of apprenticeships opportunities available at all levels.

Buckinghamshire County Council offers apprenticeships for those starting out on their careers across a variety of professional fields, from business administration, finance, IT, or customer services. Vacancies are advertised throughout the year, with an exciting opportunity available now to join the Business Development Team.
For information on apprenticeship opportunities at the County Council visit our website

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