Tag Archives: National Apprenticeship Week

How your organisation could be supported to develop apprentices

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (February 7-13), Somerset County Council is reminding local businesses and organisations of the support on offer to help them recruit apprentices. As a large organisation within Somerset, the Council has the ability to support smaller organisations with apprenticeship qualification costs via an apprenticeship levy transfer. These transfers allow smaller organisations […]

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 […]

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 […]