The Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2024 is a national event developed by a partnership between the East of England LGA and South West Councils and the LGA. All Councils are encouraged to send one or more apprentices to take part to make this a truly inspiring celebration of our apprenticeship talent.
This local government-challenge style event will see participants undertake a series of activities designed to mirror real-life decision making by councils. Based on some of the core principles of the 21st century public servant model, and following this year’s theme (to be announced), apprentices will work alongside and compete against like-minded peers for this prestigious title.
It is an opportunity to support apprentices to develop the “skills for life” and knowledge to build a successful and rewarding career and to help local government employers build a workforce with future ready skills.
In this event, apprentices are assigned to teams of up to 10 and on day 1 (24th May 2024) each team takes part in a variety of activities aimed to develop successful workplace behaviours, linked to a range of apprenticeship Standards.
Apprentices are invited back for the second morning (25th May 2024) for an opportunity to celebrate together and crown our winners, along with a special guest speaker. We are extending this invite to line managers of apprentices taking part too, so they can celebrate with us.
But the event doesn’t just stop there. After the event, participants receive an individual report with their scores for each activity and an Employer Checklist with suggested questions for line managers to use with their apprentices to help shape a discussion linking the events activities to their workplace role and to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours covered in their apprenticeship standard.
This is a national event and is open to all level 2 and level 3 apprentices in local government.
Don’t wait – register your apprentices now to experience all that this event has to offer!