New apprentices welcomed at Lichfield District Council

The new Lichfield District Council apprentices.
The new Lichfield District Council apprentices.

A new group of apprentices has started work at Lichfield District Council and is already making an important contribution to the authority’s provision of services.

The eight-strong cohort has taken up roles in various departments ­under the scheme which combines the opportunity to learn through mentoring from experienced staff with studying for a work-based qualification while earning a salary.

Apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year and are open people aged 16 or over who are not in full time education.

The apprentices are Stephanie Warwick (Customer Services), Maddison Hart (Marketing and Communications), Shanade Cartwright (Business Administration), Lily Street (Business Administration), Harry Dean (Marketing and Communications), Callum Boards (Digital Support), Nathan Lewis (Digital Support) and Matt Fellows (Customer Services).

Stephanie Warwick said:

“I am 41 and have more than 25 years of working life left. This apprenticeship is an opportunity for me to get something out of it.

“I have worked in a customer services environment before and have joined the council during a very busy period which for me is the best way to learn.

“I think it is great that someone of my age gets an opportunity to gain a qualification and work experience.

“I would like to work at Lichfield District Council afterwards – it is a great organisation.”

Harry Dean, 19, added:

“As a young person from Lichfield who wanted to get into the Digital Marketing industry, I felt the only option that I had was to go to university and obtain a degree to start my career.

“However, the apprenticeships that the council is offering has given me a great opportunity to get myself a qualification and some experience.

“So far I am enjoying my time and learning about how the council uses marketing and communications to interact with the residents and stakeholders.”

The Leader of Lichfield District Council, Doug Pullen, said:

“I’m delighted that we are investing in these new apprenticeships right across the council.

“Our new cohort are already making a noticeable impact, and I’m excited to see their careers develop over the years to come.”

Published: 6 June 2022