Lauras Success Story

Laura

I joined the Council back in 2010 as part of the LCC Apprenticeship Programme. Whilst doing my A Levels I made a decision that I wanted to enter the world of work as opposed to go to University as I wasn't sure which career might be right for me. Whilst working in the Council I have been fortunate to work for a Unit that has helped me to develop new skills and find a profession that I enjoy.

Whilst searching for a suitable apprenticeship I knew that the public sector was the right place to be, and as a lifelong citizen of Leeds, where would be better?

Why Leeds City Council?

Whilst searching for a suitable apprenticeship I knew that the public sector was the right place to be and as a lifelong citizen of Leeds where would be better? As an ambitious character I knew being with the Council would provide me with opportunities to progress and develop different skills and work with different sectors and I have certainly not been disappointed. Whilst working here I have delivered projects within the education, housing, health and construction sectors.

What did you achieve?

During my apprenticeship, I was responsible for front of house services for a diverse Unit. This meant liaising with Members, Directors, Contractors and the general public. Whilst in this role I supported major investment and infrastructure projects. My apprenticeship enabled me to learn new skills and work with a wide variety of people.

My personal highlight

The two biggest highlights for me whilst working for Leeds City Council have been securing a successful project position working to deliver construction and housing projects and procurements. The other biggest highlight was achieving the Association for Project Management Practitioner status, solidifying all the skills, knowledge and experience I have gained whilst working in the Council.

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