High hopes for council’s new apprentice Bronte

A CHANCE to learn on the job has been give to one student.

A student at Northbrook College has been given her first step on the career ladder, thanks to Arun District Council.

Bronte Welham has been given work experience in the revenues and benefits department where she is training to become a clerical assistant.

She will be given paid work-based and day-release training over the next year as she works towards an NVQ level two in business administration.

Bronte, 18, said: “I am very excited to have been given this opportunity and can’t wait to start college. I find the work really interesting and staff very supportive. I’m looking forward to the experience this next year will bring.”

Bronte’s progress will be monitored by training co-ordinators and assessors.

Iain Bell, Arun’s revenues manager, said: “It’s great to have been able to offer this apprenticeship to Bronte, she is already proving to be a real asset to the team.”

Dudley Wensley, deputy leader of Arun District Council and cabinet member for corporate governance, said: “This is a win-win situation; we get a fantastic apprentice who is enthusiastic and can bring the new skills she is learning at college to her council role, and in return she gets paid work and experience in a fast-paced customer-focused environment.”