Craft apprentice secures council job

A craft apprentice at the City of Lincoln Council secured a job with the authority after he passed his qualifications.

Jamie Castile started a joinery apprenticeship in 2008 and is now a joiner with the council’s Voids Team, which prepares vacant council properties to be re-let.

“I went to sixth form college for a year, but didn’t like spending all my time in a classroom,” Castile said.

“I’m really pleased with the joinery apprenticeship I took on; I get paid to learn, and I think it’s the best way into the trade.”

There are currently four craft apprentices working at the City of Lincoln Council: Curt Watkinson working with carpentry and joinery, Josh Bavin and Titel Lia are apprentice plumbers, and Grant Moyses is the apprentice electrician.

“It’s great as a manager to see an apprentice progress to the standard where we can offer a permanent position with the council,” said Russell Clarke, Head of Maintenance and Investment at the council.

“It’s also rewarding for all the staff and the Trade Unions who have supported Jamie during his training to see him be successful.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council