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TRAINING BEGINS FOR APPRENTICES
On their first day the Apprentices were given talks by Group Manager Gary Oakford, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan and Watch Manager Eric Daniels.
Six new Community Safety Apprentices started their training with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service on Monday, February 1.
Luke Price, 20, Kyrenia Smith, 18, Elizabeth Spackman, 22, Courtney Smith, 17, Joe Machin, 21 and Tom France, 17 will now begin their induction at our Training and Development Academy in Croxteth before beginning workplace training.
Their apprenticeship lasts for 12 months after which they will be awarded a level two qualification in Community Safety.
Their first day saw them learn how our Service makes a positive difference in communities across our region, through talks by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan, Group Manager Gary Oakford and Watch Manager Eric Daniels.
Meet the Apprentices:
Joe Machin
Joe Machin, 21, Rainford High Technology College, St Helens: “On conclusion of my college courses I decided to pursue a career with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. Having previously applied for various roles I jumped at the opportunity
to become a Community Safety Advisor Apprentice.
My previous employment includes butcher, delivery driver, barista and kitchen hand.”
Elizabeth Spackman
Elizabeth Spackman, 22, St Ambrose Barlow Catholic High School, Bootle: “Before starting this apprenticeship I had worked in several different places, including play centres, pubs and industrial kitchens. In September 2015
I began a course with The Prince’s Trust which is where I heard about the apprenticeship vacancy with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.”
Kyrenia Smith
Kyrenia Smith, 18, Meols Cop High School, Southport: “I previously worked as an outdoor activities apprentice where I instructed high ropes and water sports. In my spare time I am a volunteer instructor with the Sea
Cadets, which I have been a member of for eight years.”
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Tom France
Tom France, 17, St Margaret’s Church of England Academy, Aigburth: “Before joining Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service as an apprentice I was in my first year of sixth form doing A-levels.”
Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith, 17, The Oldershaw Academy, Wallasey: “Following school
I did a BTEC in Art and Design and after that I completed a traineeship looking at social media in a work environment and how it affects everyone.”
Luke Edward Price
Luke Edward Price, 20, Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College, Walton: “After leaving school with not many GCSEs
I worked in a garage, a gym and a warehouse. I then enrolled on a youth engagement programme, run by The Prince’s Trust’.”
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