I am absolutely delighted to welcome Joel Freeman to #TeamColburn as my first ever apprentice!
Joel joins us as he finishes at Carshalton Boys Sports College, and will be starting his fifteen-month apprenticeship at the end of June.
We had a number of fantastic applications and, following strong performances from those we took to interview, Joel was a clear favourite amongst the team for the role, demonstrating exactly the right mindset and approach, and we look forward to him starting soon.
Running from June/July 2021 through to September 2022, the apprenticeship in my office is a fantastic full-time paid annual opportunity for someone just finishing college or school in Carshalton and Wallington to gain experience whilst also studying for Business Administrator level 3 apprenticeship standard through the South Thames Colleges Group.
An integral part of #TeamColburn, Joel will work closely with my casework team to help engage with queries from constituents on a wide range of local and national issues, developing specialist knowledge across an array of policy areas.
He will also gain experience in social media and comms strategy; diary and inbox management; speech writing and policy briefings; event management; and much more.
We will be looking to start the hiring process for next year's apprentice in around February/March 2022, to start in June/July 2022, so watch this space for more information.
Congratulations Joel - we're all thrilled to have you with us!