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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 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.…

#EPICadventure - Ask an Apprentice Edition!

#EPICadventure - Ask an Apprentice Edition!

In 2018, 41% of the apprenticeships started were by people over the age of 24, 30% were started by those aged between 19-24 and 28% were started by those aged under 19. Whether you’re a young adult coming into your first workplace or already have begun your career and are looking to gain more skills it can be hard to tell what becoming an apprentice is really like. I’ve interviewed two apprentices at the council to give us the low-down on what to expect and their own thoughts and experiences.…

Siobhan - Youth Justice Worker

Siobhan - Youth Justice Worker

My name is Siobhan, I am 25 years old and I am currently working as a youth justice worker in the youth offending team.…

An #EPIC Adventure - Meet the Apprentices Blog #1

An #EPIC Adventure - Meet the Apprentices Blog #1

Get to know Kaylee and Alice and their thoughts on being Digital Marketing Apprentices at Wiltshire Council, why they chose an apprenticeship and what they will be getting up to over the next few months!…

Katy - Technical Support Officer

Katy - Technical Support Officer

Hello, my name is Katy and I am a Technical Support Officer in Environmental Services. This is a new position I gained in June after being an apprentice in the planning department for a year and a half.…

Alice - Recruitment Assistant

Alice - Recruitment Assistant

My name is Alice; I’m a Recruitment Assistant in the Resourcing Team. Before working at the council, I worked in various customer service roles, mainly in the retail industry…

James - Recruitment Assistant

James - Recruitment Assistant

Hello there, my name is James and I am a Recruitment Assistant in the Resourcing Team at Wiltshire Council. Before coming to Wiltshire Council, I was studying a BTEC Business Level 3 at Trowbridge College and had a part-time job at a hardware shop.…

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