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An apprenticeship combines studying alongside practical experience in the workplace.

The council runs an apprenticeship service which provides development opportunities for existing staff and the recruitment of apprentices into some vacant roles in Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC).

Therefore, an apprenticeship is a genuine job and under all circumstances, an apprentice will be employed from day one.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with learning and study. We currently have existing apprenticeships all across the organisation. These apprenticeships range from Business Administration, ICT, Leadership and Management: Team Leader or Supervisor, Community Sports and Health, and many more, all designed to support you in progressing your career.

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Employees experiences

Jasmin B - Project Support Officer

I am coming to the end of the Leadership and Management course and feel like it has been a great opportunity for me. My tutor at Corndel has been fantastic at communicating and answering any questions I've had over the course period.

My manager has also been so supportive and encouraging throughout, giving me great feedback and pointers. When I have needed behaviour witness statements my colleagues have always been happy to help which is great. Generally, the course has been easy to manage alongside my working day. I carve out the time I need to spend on the course each week and have always committed to it, in doing so I have never been chased for coursework or overdue on deadlines.

This qualification is a great addition to my skill set, I have learnt a wide range of management tools and my confidence in general has been boosted.

Jennifer T - Information Governance Management Officer

I am undertaking a Data Protection and Information Governance Practitioner Apprenticeship, alongside my current role in Information Governance.

The apprenticeship covers a wide range of Data Protection regulations, which is why I was keen to undertake, as there was so much learning available. It covers parts of the work I do now, so I can develop and improve my knowledge and covers learning not currently required at my level, which gives me the ability to learn new things and progress.

The apprenticeship requires me to use real-life examples, which is beneficial as someone who learns best by doing the work but also benefits the council as I am required to identify areas where I can provide assistance.

My co-workers and manager have been extremely helpful in providing support, as well as other services taking the time to review their processes. Not only has the apprenticeship helped me develop my knowledge massively already but I have also been able to make improvements to identified areas where they may not have had the time or support before.

I am excited for the next year and the progression I will personally make alongside providing support to services.