Versatility has been the key to the success of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s established Apprenticeship Programme, which has continued to thrive despite the challenges caused by a global pandemic and Storm Dennis.
The council’s 80 apprentices were set up at home while virtual learning and extensions to courses and deadlines were implemented. Apprentices have been deployed to support essential community services, have worked with the NHS on coronavirus shielding data have distributed food parcels.
The council responded to last February’s storm, which damaged highways, bridges and town centres, by recruiting an additional 4 civil engineering apprentices.
This commitment to training has seen an apprenticeship completion rate of 94% with 8 out of 10 apprentices going on to be employed by the council.