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Civil Service Apprenticeship

Date Posted: 21/05/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Amy Hart, a second year student at QE, is delighted that she has achieved her career ambition of securing a prestigious higher apprenticeship with the Civil Service in Newcastle.  After completing her A levels in French, English Language and English Literature, Amy will join the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme in the summer. This new national initiative aims to recruit 100 of the most talented A Level students from across the country and was introduced by Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Civil Service.

Amy said:

“After being successful in the initial application process, I was invited to attend a rigorous and challenging assessment day where I was told that there had been around 3000 applicants for this year’s scheme.  So, as you can imagine, I was completely shocked and overwhelmed to receive a position. I’m extremely happy and grateful to have been offered this apprenticeship and look forward to the experience and opportunities which are sure to follow.”

Amy will have a structured training programme for at least two years and will be expected to develop a range of skills and complete higher level qualifications. She will then be able to apply for graduate career opportunities managed by the Civil Service’s corporate talent programme

Cathy Hodgson, Amy’s Careers Adviser at QE, concludes:

“Amy thoroughly deserves this amazing opportunity. She sought advice and guidance from the careers team throughout the process, so I had every confidence in her abilities and was thrilled when I heard her wonderful news. I wish her every success. “