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Central Bedfordshire Council supports National Apprenticeship Week

Monday, 8 February 2021

Today (Monday, 8 February) marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, and Central Bedfordshire Council is using the opportunity to celebrate the work of apprentices.

We are fully supportive of apprenticeships, offering our own apprenticeship scheme that paves the way for an exciting career with the council. 106 apprentices are currently employed by us – this includes new recruits, existing staff who are upskilling and apprenticeships being carried out at schools.

Former apprenticeship Sam said:

My Level 3 Operational Delivery apprenticeship equipped me with the skills I needed to get a permanent position at the Council, and to then progress further into a more senior role within my team.

Councillor Kevin Collins, Executive Member for Planning & Regeneration, said:

Apprenticeships have many benefits for apprentices themselves, but also the employers they are working with. They are a great option for many people as apprentices can learn on-the-job, and are given time to study for a qualification too. We are proud of our apprenticeship programme; it is a fantastic way for us to bring new skills and fresh perspectives into our organisation, as well as upskill our existing staff. We’re pleased to support this week and celebrate the valuable contributions of our apprentices.

To find out more about apprenticeships, visit:

Our Youth Support Service provides information, advice and careers guidance for young people aged 13 to 19 years old (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities). You can also find them on Facebook.