Tag Archives: apprentices

Gifted Levy partnership helps care home apprenticeships in Somerset

Somerset County Council has linked up with one of the UK’s leading training providers and a fast-growing care company to help ease the industry-wide staffing crisis in residential care homes in the region. The Council is helping to fund the training of 14 new apprentices to support care home provider Harbour Healthcare. Harbour Healthcare has […]

Somerset County Council hails positive impact of apprentices

Somerset County Council is celebrating the positive impacts of its apprenticeship programme as part of National Apprenticeship Week (February 7 to 13). The Council is a strong advocate for apprenticeships and ensures Somerset Care Leavers and those with SEND backgrounds have access to apprenticeship opportunities within our teams. Over the past 12 months, we have […]

Trail-blazing apprentices call for Somerset businesses to follow their lead

A cutting-edge Somerset County Council initiative helping young people facing disadvantage gain invaluable training and experience is calling for other organisations to follow its lead. Thirty-five young people in Somerset have now benefitted from the Council’s flagship training scheme, Pathway to Employment, since its launch in 2013. The programme helps young individuals, who might need […]

Somerset flies the flag for the Commonwealth

County Hall in Taunton today joined locations as far and wide as Antarctica and Tristan Da Cunha in flying the flag for Commonwealth Day. Cllr John Denbee, the Vice-Chairman of Somerset County Council, was assisted by Kane Clarke, Shannon Stacey and Isaac Young – three apprentices from County Hall – in raising the Commonwealth Flag. […]

Apprentice recognition at annual award ceremony

Apprentices and employers from across Somerset have been recognised at the 2014 Somerset Apprenticeship Awards. The ‘Grow Somerset Talent’ group, a collaboration of local colleges and training providers including Somerset Skills & Learning, co-hosted the ceremony at the Holiday Inn, Taunton, as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The group has raised awareness of apprenticeships across […]