Sutton Council celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2022
- 07 Feb 2022
National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of apprenticeships and an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of opportunity and value that apprenticeships can bring. It is also a time where we can recognise and applaud our very own apprentices across the Council and learn more about their roles and plans for the future.
Within the Council and our Local Authority schools, as of Monday 7 February we have 63 apprentices studying from level 2 (GCSE equivalent) to level 6/7 (Degree equivalent) across different departments including Accountancy, Business Administration and Communications.
The majority of our apprentices are aged over 25 (76.2%) showing that apprenticeships can be taken at any age.
One of our apprentices studying a Business Administration qualification, said:
“I was recruited into the Council as a Pension Administrator apprentice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The best thing about undertaking an apprenticeship is learning new skills on the job without the pressure of needing to know everything straight away.
“It gives me great pride and I’m glad to transfer my current skills to the role, as well as expanding on these skills and learning new things.”
Emily Nice, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, said:
“We are delighted to have a pool of talented apprentices at Sutton who are learning with us, and are on a fantastic career pathway.
“Sutton Council benefits from their energy, enthusiasm and innovative thoughts and ideas to help us deliver the best services. The highest score in our most recent staff survey was our staff saying that we set ourselves a high standard for the work we deliver to our residents and / or customers - our apprentices are the standard bearers of the future for this!”