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Build your future through a career with Northumberland County Council.

As part of Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February) the county council will be holding virtual open day sessions to inspire those looking at careers in construction, health and social care, business administration, digital media, education, hospitality or cultural heritage to think about joining a local authority that is committed to them.

Apprenticeships are for anyone; those looking to kickstart their career after finishing school or those thinking about their future and considering a career change.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Leader for Northumberland County Council said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone in our county looking for an apprenticeship, or even considering one for their future. The council is committed to supporting all residents; our children and young people, helping them to thrive and grow and those looking at other career opportunities and furthering their own education.” 

Over the last five years the council has employed more than 1000 apprentices across a variety of departments, supporting them from Level 2 through to Level 7 master’s degree apprenticeships.

Luke Newton, Level 3 HR Support apprentice and winner of NCC Staff Apprentice of the Year 2018 said: “'I didn't like the options I was taking in Sixth Form so I decided to look for work, and an apprenticeship seemed like the perfect way to start a career. I would advise anyone thinking about an apprenticeship to look at their options; I didn't know I wanted to do an apprenticeship until I researched it and realised I was ready to start work, and that this was the right route for me.”

Three virtual sessions offer an opportunity for people to explore more. They will be held on Wednesday 10 February between 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm. Those who attend will be able to watch a webinar, browse the different types of apprenticeships on offer and ask questions to current apprentices and managers.

Kelly Angus, executive director for HR and OD said: “We are committed to investing in the people of Northumberland.  Homegrown talent is extremely valuable to us as an organisation and we are pleased to be able to support hundreds of apprentices each year.

“Apprenticeships offer on the job learning, allowing you to start your journey in your chosen career from day one. I strongly urge anyone who hasn’t yet thought about what they want to do, or simply want to find out more to get in contact with the team or join one of the virtual sessions to find out more.”

To sign up for the open day, go to

For more information about apprenticeships at the council, go to

Or to ask questions, email or call 07814 075194
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