Apprenticeship success at Torridge District Council

Cllr Philip Collins with Kirsty Blake and Sophie Amos holding their apprenticeship completion certif

Cllr Philip Collins with Kirsty Blake and Sophie Amos holding their apprenticeship completion certificates. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters successfuly complete apprenticeships at the council and have secured permanent roles working in the authority.

TWO young people have successfully completed apprenticeships at Torridge District Council.

Kirsty Blake and Sophie Amos joined the council in September 2012 and have both done so well they have been employed permanently at Torridge.

Sophie found out she had been successful in her job application on her 18th birthday, and now works in the accounts department.

She said: “I have completed my Level 2 AAT (accounts technician) while working as an apprentice and I’ve gained work experience that you just can’t get from a text book.”

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Meanwhile Kirsty completed her NVQ in business administration and said it had helped her learn new skills and build her confidence.

“I believe Torridge is a great place to work especially if you are an apprentice, as they offer lots of opportunities and support,” said Kirsty, who now works in the Burton Art Gallery and Museum.

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Councillor Philip Collins, leader of Torridge, said: “Jobs and the economy are our number one priority here at Torridge.

“I believe in opportunities for young people, and Sophie and Kirsty have really made a difference since coming to work here.

“I wish them the very best in their new jobs and look forward to seeing how they continue to progress.”

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