College and council team up to offer apprenticeships
A COLLEGE has teamed up with a council to offer apprenticeships.
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, which has campuses in Filton, has formed a partnership with South Gloucestershire Council.
Apprentices are being paid to carry out work for the council while studying for a qualification.
Andrew Cambridge, 18, from Downend, is the latest recruit. He has just started an apprenticeship in business administration at the council and works as a print room apprentice at the Civic Centre in Kingswood.
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He said: “I left sixth form and I was looking for jobs and then I saw this opportunity. I’m really enjoying it, the job has a great variety and there is always something different to do. If the chance arose I would like to stay working for the council after I finish my apprenticeship.”
Pete Moorcraft, the council’s print manager, said: “The introduction of the apprenticeship scheme and the new partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College came in at the right time for us as we had a new position in the council’s print services team. “Andrew was taken on and is working his way through his college and work programmes which will benefit both Andrew and us as an employer by developing the relevant skills needed for us both.”
Elaine Eldridge, the college’s apprenticeship programme manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills that lead to a nationally recognised qualification whilst also getting paid for it.
“Andrew has settled in well to his apprenticeship and has recently started attending college to complete the theory part of the qualification (technical certificate).”