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A day in the life of redeployment - Clare Chester

A day in the life of redeployment - Clare Chester

I feel privileged to be redeployed as it has been a great opportunity for me to use my signing skills and to feel like I am making a difference to a young person’s education during this strange time…

Life as an Apprentice Commissioning Support Assistant!

Life as an Apprentice Commissioning Support Assistant!

It's great being surrounded by so many people who are so experienced with commissioning, at this point in my career I think it's great to be able to learn from as many people as possible.…

Starting out as an Apprentice Engineer

Starting out as an Apprentice Engineer

I was however surprised that within a very short time scale I was given projects that afforded me a great deal of autonomy where I could learn and develop at my own pace, all whilst having expert guidance to help me along the way.…

Meet our Apprentice Highways Records Officer!

Meet our Apprentice Highways Records Officer!

I had a great day out with one of the Trees and Woodland Officers where we resolved some issues regarding trees that had fallen over or had been damaged. We finished off climbing and abseiling a tree to check its health, also to see if any bats were nesting. Later in the month, I had another great day out with one of the Countryside Access Officers. We visited many sites to check the land, brown tracks, and byways.…

Upskill Apprenticeships - What are they, and why are they so great?

Upskill Apprenticeships - What are they, and why are they so great?

An upskilling apprenticeship is for any existing member of staff who would like to gain accredited qualifications in their job role. An apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 12 months and ranges from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE level) – Level 7 (Masters degree).…

A #DayInTheLife of an Adult's Care Social Worker

A #DayInTheLife of an Adult's Care Social Worker

moved to Wiltshire from a different part of the country and have never looked back. I have worked in several Local Authorities and Wiltshire Council is by far the best.…

#EPICApprentices Blog & Vlog #4

#EPICApprentices Blog & Vlog #4

Where can an apprenticeship lead you in your career journey, and what opportunities can an apprenticeship bring?…

A #DayInTheLife of a Countryside Access Officer

A #DayInTheLife of a Countryside Access Officer

What’s the best thing about being a Countryside Access Officer? I love being able to get out in the beautiful Wiltshire Countryside; my area covers parts of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty!…

A #DayInTheLife of a Pest Controller

A #DayInTheLife of a Pest Controller

I’ve seen some great things in this job, like a badger with cubs under someone’s shed! I would say that one of the weirdest I’ve been called out to was probably when a couple thought they had rats in their loft but it turned out to be stoats. However, I also get sent pots of fluff or skin from people who think they are being bitten by something; they try to trap the pest, and then send it over to me.…

Self-progression and ‘The comfort zone’ – #EpicApprentice Kaylee’s Story

Self-progression and ‘The comfort zone’ – #EpicApprentice Kaylee’s Story

Self-progression and ‘The comfort zone’ – #EpicApprentice Kaylee’s Story “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” — Brian Tracy This week Alice and I passed our 6-month new starter probation, meaning we are now fully fledged members of Wiltshire Council!…

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