The Mayor of Bury was delighted to meet a Bury College and Bury Council apprentice to join in celebrating an exceptional apprenticeship journey.

The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt, was pleased to meet with ambitious Business Administration apprentice Shannon Wood who is working within the Social Development team at Bury Council. This was an opportunity to celebrate the progress Shannon has made on her apprenticeship and present her with a certificate of recognition. 

The certificate presentation took place during National Apprenticeship Week which is an annual celebration of apprenticeships and highlights the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

Councillor Trevor Holt said, “I am a huge supporter of apprenticeships and believe apprenticeship opportunities offer invaluable experiences to individuals. It was a pleasure to meet with our very own council apprentice today and celebrate the hard work and dedication she has shown to her apprenticeship programme.”

Shannon, who is a former St Monica’s RC High School pupil, has made exceptional progress since enrolling onto her apprenticeship. Shannon completed her Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship and progressed onto the Level 3 programme whilst also receiving a promotion to Social Development Assistant.

Shannon said, “I am really enjoying undertaking the Level 3 programme and having the opportunity to continue with my education whilst in work. The programme is really varied and I have developed a lot of skills including how to communicate with different stakeholders and how to manage and organise my time.”