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City of Lincoln Council apprentices receive NVQ qualifications

By AlexColman  |  Posted: August 31, 2012

94 per cent of the apprentices found employment or moved onto further learning.

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Apprentices at the City of Lincoln Council have achieved NVQ qualifications after earning while they learnt.

The Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee, presented 33 young people with NVQ certificates in Business Administration, Team Leading and Customer Services, and Association of Accountancy Technicians certificates at the Guildhall on August 30.

Of these apprentices, 94 per cent have either progressed onto a further apprenticeship scheme or gained a full time position at the City Council.

Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee said: “It’s great to be given the chance to commend the hard work that the apprentices have put into the City of Lincoln Council over the past year.

"Our apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to earn whilst they learn the skills that will develop them into excellent employees. I would like to congratulate them on their award and wish them all the best for the future.”

There is a 100 per cent NVQ achievement rate for internal learners.

Apprentice, Farrah Cornwell, who receive her NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration said: “Since joining the City of Lincoln Council, not only have I gained a variety of valuable skills, I have also identified a career path I would like to follow.

"The apprenticeship scheme is a great way to put your foot through the door into the world of work, the experience you gain is invaluable. I would highly recommend it to anybody who is looking for an alternative to college or university.”

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