We’ve all heard of, and maybe watched, BBC One’s reality show, The Apprentice, but have you ever considered becoming one?
If you’re aged 16 – 64, a resident in England and not in full-time education or vocational training, you can apply for one of East Northamptonshire Council’s (ENC) Business Administration Apprenticeships.
An apprenticeship is a paid employment opportunity which combines specific on-the-job training with the chance to develop transferable skills too. Being an apprentice means you can gain nationally recognised qualifications and essential skills, whilst still earning a wage.
As an apprentice at ENC, you’ll be based in Thrapston and play an important support role in the Land Charges or Building Control team. Through the training you’ll be able to achieve an NVQ level 2/3 in Business Administration.
Faye, HR Apprentice at ENC, thinks the scheme is an excellent opportunity, especially because of the ‘earn and learn’ aspect of it.
She said: “A business apprenticeship has enabled me to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills and I have been able to put them into practice in real life work tasks. I’ve developed skills in areas such as events management, problem solving and communication. And ENC is a great place to work, everyone is so friendly and helpful.”
Steven North, Leader of ENC, said: “Apprentices have a huge advantage over their peers in finding employment within the industry they have trained in. I am pleased that ENC is helping more people get on the right track for a successful career and I look forward to welcoming the new apprentices to the organisation.”
The closing date for applications is 12 September 2016 at midday.