Apprenticeship scheme

Following on from the success of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s apprenticeship scheme, a further two apprentices are now being sought to work as a business administration apprentice and as a horticultural apprentice.

The the business administration assistant will be based at King’s Court in the council’s planning department. The horticultural apprentice will be working for the borough council and will be seconded to The first five apprentices were recruited in February on 18 month fixed-term contracts. Alongside their on-the-job training, they have been studying for NVQ qualifications with the College of West Anglia and Life Time Learning.

Laura Zironaite, who works at Downham Market Leisure Centre as a front of house leisure apprentice, has already passed two of her exams towards her qualification.

She said: “My apprenticeship is going well and I am enjoying myself both learning and gaining experience whilst contributing to the team.”

Luke Simon who also works at Downham Market Leisure Centre as an apprentice recreation assistant has passed his National Pool Lifeguard Qualification and can now perform lifeguard duties at the pool when required.

Cllr Nick Daubney, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said: “We’ve been very impressed by the calibre of our apprentices and by what they have managed to achieve since they’ve been here. We would encourage other employers to look into the opportunities that they can offer young people starting out in their careers.”

Anyone between the ages of 16 and 24 who is interested in applying for either of these vacancies should visit the Council’s website and click on Jobs & Careers to apply online. Alternatively application forms can be requested by telephoning the Recruitment Line on 01553 616662.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 4 July, with interviews taking place during the week commencing 22 July.