Apprenticeships are just the job for Wychavon council workers - The Evesham Observer

Apprenticeships are just the job for Wychavon council workers

Evesham Editorial 7th Feb, 2024   0

WYCHAVON District Council is celebrating the impact their trainees and apprenticeships have made to mark this year’s National Apprenticeship Week.

For 50 years Wychavon has invested in and trained promising talent. They include Tracy Perkins, who joined on a youth opportunity scheme in 1983 and is now an important part of Wychavon’s engagement team.

Jack Williams is another of Wychavon’s success stories having joined 17 years ago as a planning apprentice.

After temporarily helping support the engineering services team during the 2007 floods, he joined the department full-time as a trainee and went on to gain a range of qualifications in civil engineering. He is now assistant engineer for projects and designs everything from footpaths to car parks. But his biggest achievement is the design of the world-class Evesham VeloPark.

Accountancy assistant Armin Gniwotta is a key part of Wychavon’s finance team and has already ticked off qualifications in Accountancy Levels 3 and 4 and is currently working towards a post-graduate Level 7 qualification.

Katie Hellaby started off as a Level 2 Customer Services apprentice in Wychavon’s HR department. She is now part of the electoral services team studying for a Level 3 Business Administration qualification.




Gemma Ranford began as a communications and marketing apprentice and is now Droitwich Spa Place Projects Officer.

Coun Richard Morris, executive board member for Economic Growth and Tourism, said:


“I congratulate all those who take the apprenticeship route and employers offering apprenticeships. Apprenticeships open doors to a range of opportunities, as the experiences of our own staff shows.

Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/apprenticeships or www.worcs apprenticeships.org.uk for more information.

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