Council welcomes new intake of apprentices

Published Monday, 21st October 2019

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

A total of 11 young people have been taken on this year by the authority in a variety of disciplines, ranging from administration, fleet maintenance, joinery, health and safety, civil engineering and plumbing.

They join 8 apprentices currently employed by the Council on multi-year apprenticeships and 17 others who are progressing from a level 2 to a level 3 apprenticeship.

The 2019 intake of apprentices

Councillor Shane Moore, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, and Chief Executive Gill Alexander with some of the new and existing apprentices.

Councillor Shane Moore, 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 absolutely love this town. I have moved around in my professional life but I always end up coming back. Young people, especially apprentices, have a vital role to play in terms of shaping the future of this Council and the town.”

Chief Executive Gill Alexander said she felt privileged to be welcoming the new apprentices to the authority.

“You are all starting out on your careers and there is no better environment in which to do this than at a council.

“What you will find at Hartlepool Council is one big family of people who work together and look after each other. They are all so committed to ensuring that you are able to get off to a great start in life,” she told them.

She added that great career development opportunities existed at the Council, pointing out that many existing members of staff had progressed into permanent posts after starting out as apprentices.

More information about Hartlepool Borough Council apprenticeships, including a number of current vacancies for business administration and fleet maintenance apprentices, is available at