Apprentices shine at careers fest

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6 of our young apprentices shared their experiences of work and the benefits of apprenticeships at Epping Forest College’s Careers Fest on Thursday 29 January 2015.

The 6 apprentices started their apprenticeships at Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) in October 2013. Together with Julie Dixon, EFDC Learning and Development Manager, they discussed what it’s really like to be an apprentice in the council and the future apprenticeship opportunities there.

Apprentice Cheznee Marquis (centre) recently featured in the council's staff magazine

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The apprentices

  1. Jake Davidson – multi-trade construction
  2. Jake Evans – multi-trade construction
  3. Sam Bevans – business administration
  4. Alfie Claxton – business administration
  5. Cheznee Marquis – business administration
  6. Louis Walton – business administration

Epping Forest District Council was 1 of 60 employers to attend the event at Epping Forest College and give advice and information to more than 950 students and their parents who attended. The students from schools local to the Epping Forest district attended the careers event to find out what fields in work, education and training they could progress to.

Apprenticeship programme 2015

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The apprenticeship programme was initiated by Leader of the Council Chris Whitbread in 2013. It gave young people an opportunity to be employed in 2 year apprenticeships in the council, in either business administration or multi-trade construction.

This year we will be offering 6 apprenticeships to young people aged 16 to 18, who live in the district, and will achieve C grade or above in both Maths and English.

Details will be announced in National Apprenticeship Week 2015 in March. If you are interested in applying for the 2015 programme and want to register your details please email