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SEAC Apprentices promote National Apprenticeship Week in the community

Monday 21 March, 2016

Ten SEAC apprentices, who we have successfully placed at Bucks County Council, have been out and about spreading the word locally about National Apprenticeship Week 2016. These dedicated young people are going from strength to strength in their workplace and were keen to pass on their experiences.

They were eager to return to their old schools to tell former classmates about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship. These included:  leading an assembly at Mandeville School, Aylesbury on Tuesday 15 March 2016 as well as running 3 interactive workshops at Aylesbury Vale Academy on Thursday 17th March 2016.

The Apprentices had the opportunity to meet with Bucks County Council Chairman Bill Chapple OBE and were excited to tell him all about their apprenticeships, what they do in their jobs and what their plans are to champion apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2016.

Our apprentice placed with Bucks County Councils finance team, Amy Page, said:

"I know the work that I do and the deadlines I have to meet affect other people, and I'm accountable to them. That's a whole lot different from school work, which only affected me."

Amy's line manager, Rachael Martinig, who also started her accountancy career as an apprentice, says:

"It's really encouraging to see the next generation of potential council officers getting the right kind of training, and being courageous enough to stand in front of their old schools to tell them how they're doing."

Bucks County Council will step up its recruitment of apprentices with SEAC from next month.

You can watch more about Amy and Rachael’s experience of apprenticeships below: