Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley praises young apprentice as she secures new job

Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley and Maghull Town Council clerk Angela McIntyre wish apprentice Charlotte Ford the best of luck as she leaves the council for a new job.

 


Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley said he was proud of the town council's part in training a young apprentice who has now got a new job in Liverpool.

Charlotte Ford was taken on as part of Maghull Town Council's apprenticeship scheme in September 2012. The 20-year-old was taken on as a business admin apprentice where she worked in the office at Maghull Town Hall.

Maghull Town Council's apprenticeship scheme was the brainchild of the council's Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley, who saw the initiative as an opportunity to provide training to make local young people 'work-ready'.

Charlotte said she had found her time at Maghull Town Council invaluable.

She said: "I have loved being here. I have gained lots of experience, I have learned a lot and I have received lots of support from all of the staff and councillors along the way.

"I have worked on lots of things, everything from community events like MaghullFest to regular office and admin duties. MaghullFest was one of the highlights and attending that event on one of my last days in work was brilliant.

"While I can't wait to start and I am really excited, I am really going to miss everyone I have worked with. I want to thank everyone who has helped me, all the staff and councillors."

Maghull Town Council clerk, Angela McIntyre, said she was sorry to see Charlotte go.

Angela said: "Charlotte has been an invaluable member of the Maghull Town Council team. We know she will build on the skills she has learned here at Maghull Town Council in her new job in Liverpool.

"We are really pleased we have been able to take on full time apprentices and we are seeing the success of that now, both for the apprentices and for the town council. We will be looking at taking more on in the future."

Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley said Charlotte had been a valuable member of the town council team.

Cllr McKinley said: "The apprenticeship scheme for Maghull Town Council has been a great success. We've had some excellent young people join the council team. They have made a valuable contribution to the town council and they have learned new skills along the way, which they will then be able to use to gain future employment.

"The apprentices we have taken on do four days a week at the town hall where they learn on the job, but they also do one day a week in college where they are getting a formal qualification. So these apprenticeship schemes that we are running are well respected by future employers.

"Through this scheme, it has been our intention to do all we can to help local young people despite the harsh economic climate.

"The scheme has proven to be a success so far and it is one will will be building in in the near future."

 

Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley and Maghull Town Council clerk Angela McIntyre wish apprentice Charlotte Ford the best of luck as she leaves the council for a new job.

 

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