Friday, 9 March, 2018
Hard work, enthusiasm and dedication by almost apprentices at Tendring District Council (TDC) was celebrated at a special event this morning.
Each of the 48 apprentices – some of whom are long-serving staff at the Council – was given a certificate in recognition of their work in the past 12 months, while qualifications and certificates of merit were also awarded by Debianne Messenger, Work Based Learning Manager at TDC.
Among those recognised was Lily Etherington from Colchester Borough Council, who was named as Learner of the Year by the Career Track team for her commitment and achievements.
Also celebrated was Lynn Lee who works at TDC for her work as a supervisor and supporting those on Career Track to become the best they can be.
TDC Chairman Mark Platt, who handed out the certificates, said: “Congratulations to every single person, and to those who have supported you to create that achievement.
“It’s wonderful to see this development within our District, and looking to the future – you are the future, and I am very proud of that.”
TDC Chief Executive Ian Davidson added his thanks to the Career Track team for the “brilliant job” that they do.
“This is absolutely key in terms of the way we can grow our future with new staff, and in terms of capacity of what we can do as a council,” he said.
“Feedback from colleagues in other local authorities has highlighted the sheer enthusiasm, commitment and loyalty to the Council from our apprentices whenever they come across you.
“I’m wowed at how broad it is, from horticulture to IT to customer services, and we could not operate without you, so a heartfelt big thank you.”
Some apprentices from Colchester borough and Maldon district councils, and other smaller organisations in the District who are part of the wider Career Track scheme, were also recognised at the event.
Employers who might like to get involved in the Apprenticeship Programme can contact Debianne on 01255 686313 or via her email.