Apprentices hit the highway
THE council has taken on an army of apprentices and graduates to join its highways service.
This year’s apprentice and graduate intake will see four young people employed in highway maintenance, four in engineering, one in business administration, one in technical administration, one in street lighting maintenance and one person in finance.
Apprentices will rotate between departments and supplement their on-the-job training with college studies over a two year period.
Successful completion of the apprenticeship and college course secures permanent employment with the highways team.
Councillor David Brown, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council and cabinet member for highways and infrastructure said: “This is an exciting time to bring new talent into the service as we continue to deliver improvements throughout Cheshire East.
He continued: “Both apprentice and graduate schemes help local young people to get into a career that presents clear opportunities for learning and progression.”
The highways team has now employed a total of 29 apprentices and three graduates since 2012, which is helping to secure the skills required for the long term delivery of highways services in Cheshire East.