Council welcomes new intake of apprentices

Published Tuesday, 11th September 2018

A new intake of apprentices has been welcomed by Hartlepool Borough Council.

A total of 44 young people are being taken on this year by the authority which employs more apprentices than any other council in the North-East.

They are working in a variety of disciplines, ranging from administration, accounting, customer service, cultural services, housing, civil engineering, plumbing, electrical, horticulture, IT and building maintenance.

They join a number of other apprentices already employed by the Council who are moving on to the next level.

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Leader of the Council, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new apprentices to Hartlepool Borough Council.

“I am proud of our apprenticeship programme – Hartlepool Borough Council employs more apprentices than any other council in the North-East – and I know that these young people will make a big contribution to the wide range of services that we provide to residents of the town.”

HBC's 2018 intake of apprentices

Hartlepool Borough Council's 2018 intake of apprentices

Chief Executive Gill Alexander added: “We recognise that young people are our future, so I am particularly proud that we invest significantly in creating an apprenticeship programme that is one of the best.

“As one of the town’s biggest employers, we also acknowledge that we have a responsibility to make sure that our young people are given a chance to get their careers off to a really good start.

“The young people coming into the Council are extremely important in that they bring with them enthusiasm and fresh ideas which, in turn, really invigorate our teams.”

More information about apprenticeship opportunities with Hartlepool Borough Council is available at