FENLANDER: Staff celebrate completing apprenticeship programmes

11:28 25 October 2012

Well trained: FDC staff with their apprenticeship certificates.

Well trained: FDC staff with their apprenticeship certificates.

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FORTY staff members at Fenland District Council have successfully completed apprenticeship programmes - and another 60 are working their way through them.

Special award for Jody

l A SPECIAL award was presented to Jody Cox in recognition of her outstanding commitment to learning and career progression over the past few years.

She has worked for FDC since 2007. Two years ago she was placed at risk of redundancy when her service team was being restructured.

Having successfully completed a training programme and gained extra qualifications, she went on to secure a more administrative job within the council. She is now looking to embark on the customer service apprenticeship programme to further develop her skills.

Jody is pictured with Cllrs Alan Melton and Chris Seaton and Paul Medd.

Presenting certificates to some of the successful individuals, Councillor Alan Melton, FDC’s Leader, praised their achievements and said the numbers reflected the council’s continuing commitment to training and development.

“Enabling staff to develop their skills is not just important for them as individuals; it also helps them to provide better service to the public and that’s what we are here for,” he said.

“That’s why we continue to remain firmly committed to doing all we can to protect our training budget even in very difficult economic times.”

His comments were echoed by Paul Medd, the council’s Chief Executive.

In the five years since the council has been working with F1 Training Services, 500 staff have enrolled on various training programmes.

Over the past two years the focus of the training has shifted from offering standalone NVQs to broader apprenticeship and advanced apprenticeship programmes, including those in customer service, business administration, team leading and management.

So far 100 staff have embarked on those apprenticeships. Between them, the 40 people who have just completed them have amassed more than 150 qualifications.

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