Sefton Council is proud to have received three nominations at the prestigious Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2018.
The event, held on June 18 at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, celebrated apprenticeships in the Liverpool City Region and recognises the best apprentices and apprentice employers.
The awards were organised by Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub and were a part of the Liverpool City Region Skills Show. This is a free one day event for residents to meet local employers, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities.
After a high level of applications, Sefton Council was recognised for its dedication to recruiting apprentices, with its nomination in the Sefton Apprenticeship of the Year section.
Jon Boyle, 23, and Ernest Brookes, 57, are apprentices currently working at Sefton Council and were both nominated for Liverpool Apprentice of the Year. Jon has become a strong member of the team at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre while Ernest joined the Council to test, develop and roll-out the new provider portal to nursing and residential care providers.
Attending the awards, Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “Congratulations to our two apprentices for receiving their nominations in a very tough category. It is very well deserved and we commend both Jon and Ernest for all their hard work.
“We are committed to recruiting apprentices and helping them to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen profession. Apprenticeships can give individuals valuable on-the-job experience, which helps gain confidence to enter the working environment.”
On commending Jon and Ernest, the Awards stated:
Jon Boyle : Advanced Apprenticeship in Facilities Management
Training Provider, Asset Training Consultancy, worked closely with Jon to help him secure an apprenticeship with Sefton Council. By undertaking a variety of tasks such as security, health and safety and dealing with staffing issues, Jon has built the confidence and knowledge and believes that the support received has given him the confidence to follow his chosen career.
Ernest Brooks: Diploma in Business Administration
Having left school without any qualifications, Ernest feels he’s made great strides by starting his apprenticeship. He has been a key figure in the implementation of a cost saving provider portal and he is now ready to take on more responsibilities. Ernest also worked with Asset Training Consultancy to gain his apprenticeship with Sefton Council.
Corporate Apprenticeship Team
With the help of a dedicated Corporate Apprenticeship team, Sefton Council takes on an average around 60 apprentices per year. The programme includes monitoring and supporting apprentices on their journey whilst enabling them to make the most of their skills and gaining valuable experience.