Decision Maker: Stronger Council Select Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Business Services Director, P Maginnis advised the Committee that as part of the wider people strategy, the Council offered a two-year Level 2 apprenticeship scheme in customer service and multi-trade construction. The scheme was open to applicants who lived in the Epping Forest District, aged 16-18 years old and were expected to gain a standard pass level 4 or above in GCSE English, Maths and ICT.
Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship scheme, some of the 2017 cohort had been accepted onto Higher Apprenticeships within the Council.
The new apprentices introduced themselves to the Committee and the four Higher Level Apprentices each made a short presentation on their experience of the scheme, the four rotational work placements they had completed, their own personal development and future career paths. A former apprentice, R Moreton expanded on the benefits of working in the different departments across the Council and how this had led to her studying for a Chartered Management Degree.
The Committee asked a number of questions regarding the scheme and acknowledged the success and value to the Council.
Publication date: 05/11/2019
Date of decision: 15/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 15/10/2019 - Stronger Council Select Committee