North Lincolnshire Council apprentice celebrates success

Council News
16:38, Thursday, 27th February 2020

A North Lincolnshire Council employee has been crowned Support Services Apprentice of the Year at the annual North Lindsey College Apprenticeship Awards, held at the College.

Eleanor Walmsley, who was also runner up in the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year category, started as an apprentice with the council in October 2018, impressed with her hard work ethic and dedication and secured a full time position in October 2019.

The awards ceremony concluded the week-long celebration of National Apprenticeship Week at the Scunthorpe based college, and featured a special guest appearance from Adam Corbally, star of the BBC TV show ‘The Apprentice’.

This year the theme of National Apprenticeship Week was ‘Look Beyond’, which aimed to encourage young people to look beyond traditional routes into employment, inspired employers to look beyond traditional hiring routes and calling on parents and teachers to look beyond old preconceptions around apprenticeships.

Reflecting on her success, Eleanor said:

“I am delighted to have received the Support Services Apprentice of Year and runner up for the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award.

“I have learnt many new skills during my apprenticeship including administration and the organisation of the Community Champion Awards and have developed my confidence in many ways.

“I am looking forward to continuing my career with North Lincolnshire Council”

If you’re over 16 and would like to improve your prospects of finding work, looking to progress your career, visit the Action Station based at Scunthorpe Central and access a range of employment services, including CV writing assistance and mock interview scenarios.

Visit the North Lincolnshire Council website for more information about these services.