07 March
West Lothian Council is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week

The week helps to show that apprenticeships work by enabling employers to find talent to build their workforce.  

Executive councillor for the Environment, Tom Conn said: "West Lothian Council has a proud tradition of providing training and employment opportunities via its Apprentice Programme. The council has created 326 Modern Apprenticeships over the past ten years and we currently employ 150 apprentices."

The team receive training via practical and theory learning, with all apprentices completing college work which is combined with on-the-job training with experienced staff. Apprentices work across a variety of roles including roads, horticulture, fleet mechanic, electricians, plumbers, joiners, plasterers and roofers. The council also employs Modern Apprentices in office- based roles such as Accounting, Customer Service, the Advice Shop/Financial Inclusion and Planning Services.


Executive Councillors Tom Con and George Paul joined a group of apprentices from the council's Building Services and Operational Services to mark Apprenticeship Week.