Embleton apprentice gets full-time job

Sophie Greenley, 21, from Embleton, has secured a full-time job with Northumberland County Council.

Sunday, 12th March 2017, 7:12 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:50 am
Northumberland County Council apprentices Sophie Greenley and Shannon Parker.

She joins as a housing assistant after serving an apprenticeship with Homes for Northumberland.

Sophie has completed three separate apprenticeships, in customer service, business administration and housing.

Over the last five years the council has taken on more than 1,000 apprentices, with the NHS in Northumberland taking on 65 and schools in the county taking on 295.

Sophie said: “The apprenticeship has really helped me to improve. The things that I learned, from working in a variety of roles during my apprenticeship, gave me confidence in my ability and were invaluable in securing my current role with the Alnwick housing team.”

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Cllr Scott Dickinson, business chair of Northumberland County Council, said: “Apprenticeships are incredibly valuable to the council, and to businesses in Northumberland. We support hundreds of apprentices each year at the council, and they play a huge role in the work that we do.”

Cllr Allan Hepple, cabinet member for housing, added: “These apprenticeships are great for the whole council, and especially for the housing department.”