Celebrating apprenticeships at Plymouth City Council

Apprentices at Plymouth City Council are showcasing what they do as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Throughout the week, the council will be showcasing videos of their apprentices made by apprentices in the communications team, ranging from digital marketing and social media, to farm and land management. You will get to learn first-hand from apprentices themselves why they are such a good idea, and get to know why they applied for an apprenticeship.

There are currently 82 people on an apprenticeship programme at the council, with support from over 15 education providers. Over 80 per cent people who have served apprenticeships at Plymouth City Council since 2017 have a permanent role, and achieve great things.

Successful apprenticeships include Josh who completed Level 2 and 3 business administration apprenticeships, and got a permanent role in the economic development team. He is now working on a digital marketing Level 4 apprenticeship.

Martha also completed a digital marketing apprenticeship and has gone on to join a prestigious marketing and advertisement firm in London.

Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Training Jon Taylor said: “Since 2017, we have employed over 100 apprentices, going from an NVQ2, all the way up to degree level. Employing apprentices is vital for an organisation to grow and succeed. This is perfect with our push to get more people into jobs, in training and in work they enjoy and can build on. For us it helps us bring in new talent and abilities, as well as bringing a level of freshness with new ideas and challenges.

“Apprenticeships are such a great opportunity for people of all ages and abilities, when you can earn and learn at the same time. Our apprentices do a fantastic job, work very hard and create and achieve some amazing things.We really want to encourage people of all backgrounds to look at the apprenticeships we offer.”

With fresh opportunities all the time, it’s really important to regularly look at our vacancies page on our website: https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/jobscareersandtraining/apprenticeshipsstudentandgraduateprogrammes

You can also follow the council’s apprenticeship account on Twitter @pccapprentices or Facebook @PCCapprenticeships for apprenticeship opportunities.