Jordan Phillips works in children's and young people's services.

Careers event to showcase apprenticeship opportunities

A careers event showcasing a wide-range of apprenticeship opportunities at Hull City Council is taking place at the end of this month.

Hull City Council’s ambition is to employ 100 new apprentices, across a variety of areas.

The event at the Guildhall on Thursday 30 May will be an opportunity for potential apprentices, and parents, to find out what is available, as well as an opportunity to speak to department managers.

Chelsea Platten, 19, is an apprentice in the council’s regeneration team.

She said: “My job is to support 16 to 25-year-olds that have been in the local authority’s care and help achieve better services and support for them.

“In January I was employed full-time in the regeneration team and they have been a big support to me. My motivation comes from a shared life experience and wanting to help people in similar circumstances.

“Doing my apprenticeship with Hull City Council has allowed me to gain valuable qualifications and experience, whilst earning a salary doing something I’m passionate about.”

The event on Thursday 30 May takes place from 10am to 12 noon.

Some of the departments involved include:

  • Housing & Neighbourhoods
  • Children’s Services
  • Catering
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Early Years
  • City Regeneration and Policy
  • Electoral Services
  • Finance
  • Adult Social Services

Joe Taylor, also 19, works as an administration apprentice in children’s services.

He said: “My tutors have been a massive support, whenever I need anything, they have been there for me.

“Becoming an apprentice has helped me become more confident in my own ability. This is down to the fact I’m constantly learning and becoming better at new things on a daily basis.”

Jordan Phillips, 28, works in children’s and young people’s services.

He said: “I am motivated by a decade of working in retail, from sales assistant to store manager. Although I did well in this career, my biggest strength was organisation and administration, so I decided that I wanted my entire job role to focus on what I enjoy doing and what I’m good at.”

Jordan Phillips works in children’s and young people’s services.

The careers event is on Thursday 30 May and there is no need to book. People will be able to apply to various different apprenticeships on the day.

If you require any more information about the event, or about apprenticeships in general at Hull Training and Adult Education, please call  01482 615 349 or visit www.hcctraining.ac.uk

Alison Murphy, corporate director for children and family services at Hull City Council, said: “Apprenticeships can be the first step in a long and successful career. They give people the opportunity to learn and develop, whilst also earning an income.

“Hull City Council strives to promote apprenticeship opportunities and I’m delighted that we are able to offer such a wide-range of roles at the event later this month. I would encourage anyone interested in apprenticeships to come and find out more about what is available.”

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