Tuesday 9 February 2021 9:35 PM UTC
LONDON Feb 9: It’s National Apprenticeship Week all this week (8th-14th February) and Redbridge Council is hosting its own virtual event for both current and aspiring apprentices living within the borough.
It will be packed with excellent speakers from IT and Leadership specialists along with key people from New City College. All are welcome to attend via either Teams or Zoom or take part on various social media platforms.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an apprentice take part in National Apprenticeship week, to find out more about how you can become a member of our Redbridge Council team”.
Event Date: Wednesday 10 February at 11am
What is an apprenticeship? How does it work? Who is it for?
Join the virtual information session. Save the Zoom meeting details to join:
Meeting ID: 798 967 4761
Redbridge Council currently has 44 active apprentices. Baking cakes, working in Planning and attending Uni…all in a day’s work for Apprentice Jaswina Antony. She is an apprentice at Redbridge Council but with a difference….
Most apprentices leave school, decide college or university is not for them and look for a good organisation to join as a budding apprentice for the start of their career. Not Jaswina….
She decided to go the college route and completed her Maths and Computing degree at the University of Bradford. Born and bred in East London, Jaswina then saw a year-long administrative role advertised at her local Council for which she successfully applied. But it was only while working here in Redbridge Council that she decided to apply for the Apprentice Degree Course in Building Control Surveying, which is a joint degree course between Redbridge Council and the University of Wolverhampton.
Says Jaswina: “This is exactly what I wanted to do with my career; work part-time as an apprentice within Redbridge and spend the rest of my time securing my Surveying degree. Even working from home, you can tell it’s a really good team here led by Head of Planning, Brett Leahy who has always been very supportive and encouraging to me.”
Away from work and college, Jaswina is something of a budding bake-off specialist. “I love making cakes for friends and families – the weirder the better as far as I am concerned. I’ve just finished making a ‘Space cake’ for a friend complete with rockets and planets – the perfect recipe for getting through lockdown.”
Brett said: “Jaswina is an incredibly bright young local talent and I am proud of her, the great impact she is having on the team, the Council and residents. As far as apprentices are concerned, we will do anything to help nurture and grow local talent. Councils, and particularly professions, need to do more to represent their diverse communities and recruiting local talent is one step of many to meet that aim.”
Cllr Jas Athwal, Leader of Redbridge Council said: “Apprentices are an integral part of our council team. We currently have 44 active apprentices in Redbridge doing fantastic work like Jaswina.
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