South Ribble welcomes new apprentices

Hard-working youngsters are being given the chance to learn while they earn, with a new intake of apprentices at South Ribble Borough Council.
Eight young people joined the authority last week, and will get the chance to experience the working world through a structure training programme.
The new apprentices will specialise in a diverse range of subjects, including business administration, horticulture, civil engineering and construction.
The council is working with Runshaw College in Leyland, Wigan College and Preston’s College to deliver the programme.
Council leader Councillor Peter Mullineaux said apprenticeships helped breathe new life into the council.
He said: “Investing in our young people is really important to us and we hope to benefit from the fresh ideas and innovation they can bring into our organisation.
“We have had great success with previous apprentices, with a member of our last intake winning a coveted Apprentice of the Year award. Everyone at the council is looking forward to working with our new recruits.”

The apprentices are:
Business Administration: Vicki Spears, Lucy Hough, Laura Terry
Horticulture: Ashley McNally, Fletcher Turner, Jordan Dennett
Civil Engineering: Brandon Atkinson
Construction: Ben Hill