An apprentice holds a folder while smiling at County Hall

Northumberland County Council searches for homegrown talent

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If you are looking to build a new career or to be inspired by the opportunity to do so, the county council might have what you are looking for through its apprenticeship scheme.  

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

They offer on the job learning, allowing you to start your journey in your chosen career from day one.  

There are a wide range of career opportunities within the local authority; whether it is a career in construction, health and social care, business administration, digital media, education, hospitality or cultural heritage the local authority will be committed to supporting the future of those who join it.   

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, cabinet member for Corporate Services, said:  “I strongly urge anyone in our county looking for an apprenticeship, or even considering one for their future to use this as an opportunity to find out more and see if it is right for them.  

“We are committed to investing in the people of Northumberland and as a council we are always looking at ways in which we can further support those looking at their career opportunities and ways to further their own education and the apprenticeship scheme is one way in allowing us to do that. 

Homegrown talent is extremely valuable to us as an organisation and we are pleased to be able to support hundreds of apprentices each year.”   

Over the last five years the council has employed a number of apprentices across a variety of departments, supporting them from Level 2 through to Level 7 master’s degree apprenticeships, whilst also supporting current employees through the scheme who were looking to find a new career, upskill or gain qualification within their chosen career path.  

Apprenticeships are a great way for people to get back into work. Apprentice Catharine Burrows did just that, she said: “After taking a long career break to start a family an apprenticeship has offered me a chance to reignite my working career. 

“It’s been a great way to build my confidence up while learning on the job. Colleagues, managers and directors have all been really supportive and helpful.” 

A virtual open day on Wednesday 30 June 2021 will offer people an opportunity to explore more. Those who attend will be able to browse the different types of apprenticeships on offer and ask questions to current and past apprentices and the apprenticeship team.  There will also be support for those wishing to apply.  

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