Apprentice Luke takes step up career ladder

Luke Hill, 24, working at Blackpool Council as part of his apprenticeship.
Luke Hill, 24, working at Blackpool Council as part of his apprenticeship.

A young graduate who was unable to secure a job after leaving university has been given a chance to step on the career ladder.

After leaving university 12 months ago Luke Hill was left feeling uncertain about his future career plans.

But after he sought help from Positive Steps into Work, an employment support team at Blackpool Council, his job prospects started to look up.

After being referred to Blackpool-based training provider, Training 2000, Luke started a 14-month apprenticeship at Level 3 in business administration, working across the human resources department of the council.

Luke, 24, from Preesall, said: “Doing an apprenticeship has enabled me to work across various teams within the council.

“Completing the apprenticeship has definitely broadened my skill set and future career prospects.

“This apprenticeship has been a great option for me as I’ve been building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.”

Training 2000 and Blackpool Council are currently working together as part of a campaign to create and fill 100 extra apprenticeships places in just 100 days.

Coun Simon Blackburn, leader of Blackpool Council, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to give young people a taste of work while they continue to learn new skills.”

Gillian Sloane, career development advisor at Training 2000, said: “Luke demonstrated excellent employability skills, attendance and professionalism and we think he will go far in his career.”

For details contact Training 2000 on (01254) 54659.

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