Published September 12, 2017 at 15:26
part of the ongoing apprenticeship scheme.
The 16 new starters are taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities in different areas and departments of the Council, including Children’s Services, IT, Health and Environment.
The apprentices are: Alex Port, Nikita Ferrie, Heeba Toheed, Danny Baron, Joanne Whitworth, Riaz Osman, Leah Pemberton, Jake Martin, Luke Richardson, Ammaar Rasul, Aisha Bagdadi, Roohena Khan, Sophie Taylor, Morgan Jackson, Sam Otley and Wes Fenton.
Council leader Councillor Mohammed Khan said:
We are very invested in young people at the Council and I think this is a great place to work – these young people have definitely come to the right place to start their careers. We have had so much inspiration and talent through this scheme and I look forward to the contribution that this group of young people will make.”
Harry Catherall, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Council, who started his career as an apprentice, added:
I am thrilled to welcome all our new apprentices to Blackburn with Darwen Council. We are very proud to have them here and will do all we can to help them succeed and have a great start to their careers here.”