Tag Archives: apprenticeships

Council commitment to apprentices

Somerset County Council has underlined its commitment to apprentices by signing the UNISON Apprenticeship Charter. The Charter is a pledge to make sure apprentices at the Council get high-quality training; appropriate support, supervision and pay. Over the past three years the authority has invested in more than 300 apprenticeships and expects another 50 apprenticeships to […]

The flexible way for apprenticeships

Somerset businesses keen to take on an apprentice can now tap into help from Somerset County Council. The authority is making use of recent rule changes to offer ‘levy transfers’ that will cut the costs for businesses looking to take on an apprentice. The flexibility means that businesses believing they could not employ an apprentice […]

Somerset’s Lucy Visits Downing Street

Somerset County Council’s Lucy Wilkins inspired the next generation of apprentices during the tenth anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week, before ending the week with a visit to Number Ten Downing Street. Lucy, who was registered deaf from birth and is also losing her sight due to a condition known as Usher Syndrome, first became a […]

Care Leaver among those celebrating 10th National Apprenticeship Week

A care leaver who is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Somerset County Council has spoken about how the opportunity has changed his future career ambitions. Tommy Wardle, a 25-year-old Apprentice Business Support Officer, is one of 37 apprentices currently working for Somerset County Council. He works with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Commissioning Team […]

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 […]