Blaby District Council honoured for apprenticeship success

DSC_0026Blaby District Council has received a local honour to mark the successful integration of apprentices within the organisation.

The Council were awarded “Large Employer of the Year” at the Leicestershire Apprentice Hub graduation ceremony in June.

Judged by the City Council, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and various partner colleges across Leicestershire, the award recognises the Council’s achievement in recruiting, supporting, training and promoting the use of apprentices in the organisation.

Blaby District Council currently has six apprentices (pictured above).

They are working across the organisation, including Finance, Neighbourhood Services and Communications teams.

In the picture above are (L-R) Sean Lines (Vehicle Fitter), Ella Sykes (Finance), Robyn Bills (Customer Services and Business Administration), Eliza Mahoney (Web Administration – Employed through IT provider Sopra Steria), Lindsey Ramsden (Performance & HR) and Ike Gill (Grounds Maintenance). A seventh is due to begin in the coming weeks.

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Mark Foote

Mark Foote, Strategic Manager for People, Performance and Assets, said:

“The hard work and achievements that we have seen from our apprentices have encouraged us to recruit more.”

“We’re extremely proud of all of them, and the way they have integrated into the Council. This award recognises their success.”

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Cllr. Richardson

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said:

“This award emphasises our commitment to help develop and grow young people in the county through apprenticeships. Their experiences will ensure they are outstanding individuals in the future, either for our benefit, or for the benefit of local businesses.”

Funded by Leicester City Council, the Apprenticeship Hub gives the opportunity for local young people aged 16-24 to access apprenticeships.

For more information on the Apprenticeship Hub, visit

Any apprentice vacancies at the Council can be found at, while a dedicated site for vacancies nationally is available via

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