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Unusual Start to Apprenticeship for Georgia!

Former Cardinal Newman student Georgia Fry, has had an interesting start to her apprenticeship at Preston City Council. Georgia, who started on an A-Level programme, before switching to a BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care with a BTEC Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development, started her apprenticeship at Preston City Council on 16th March 2020.

Working as an Apprentice Customer Service Advisor, Georgia was able to complete her new starter induction courses and received training with one of her managers before the COVID 19 outbreak changed things.

The ICT Team at the Council then set her up for home working, along with most other council staff when the Town Hall was closed.

Chief Executive at Preston City Council, Adrian Phillips, said: “It was hardly what you call a standard start to a career at the Council, but we are all very pleased to have Georgia on board.”

The Council representative then went on to praise Georgia and other staff for “quickly adapting to working from home and carrying out duties she had never done before.”

“Having grown up in and around Preston I have always been aware of the council and its activities so when I saw an apprenticeship available, I knew it would be an amazing opportunity for me to start a career. However, upon starting I did not realise it would take the turn it did and that I would have to work from home on the phones after only a couple weeks.”

“Even though I have been at home for the majority of my time at the council, I am thoroughly enjoying myself and have finally found a job where I believe I can progress and make something of myself. I cannot wait until I can get back to work in the Town Hall and carry on my training and interact with everyone again.”


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