Lauren scoops coveted Apprentice of the Year Award
Updated: Nov 24, 2018
An apprentice working for the Council's street cleansing team has won a top national award.
Lauren Creber, who has just completed her first year with the team, was named Street Cleaning Apprentice of Year at the Association of Public Service Excellence Awards.
Lauren provides administration support for the team. Her responsibilities include issuing daily work to staff, reacting to 'Report It' issues raised by residents, updating records, supporting staff facing technical issues and co-ordinating litter picking equipment for community litter picks.
As part of her apprenticeship Lauren is studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration with Bath College.
After being presented with her award Lauren said: "I was surprised and a little overwhelmed to win the title. I really enjoy the challenge of my job and the apprenticeship has provided me with lots of training opportunities. My confidence has really grown over the past year and now I've passed my driving test I can support the team out in the community if they need me."
Lauren is just one of 36 apprentices currently working across the Council, many of whom go on to get permanent jobs with the Council..
Councillor Bob Goodman, cabinet member for Development and Neighbourhoods said: "Lauren is a fantastic apprentice, committed to delivering great service to our residents. We're delighted her efforts to go the extra mile have been recognised with this award. Young people bring new skills and perspectives we really need and can learn from."