Con-grad-ulations to our social worker apprentices


National apprenticeship week may be over but we’re continuing celebrations as seven of our social worker apprentices have graduated!

Working in adults and children’s social care, these apprentices are making a real difference to people’s lives and giving children the best start possible. As part of the Council’s apprenticeship flagship action to put residents first, they were given the opportunity to upskill and further their careers with a degree. Over the past three years, they have successfully completed their course attending lectures at Kingston, and Buckinghamshire New University while continuing their jobs with the Council.

Speaking of her experience, Ilaxi Tailor (pictured) said:

“As a safeguarding officer, my role is more than just a job, it's a commitment to protecting the rights and well-being of the vulnerable in our community. 

“Choosing this apprenticeship gave me invaluable hands-on training, I have worked with a wide range of professionals and applied what I have learnt to real-life situations.

“Thanks to the apprenticeship I am better equipped to manage challenging situations and protect our most vulnerable residents who rely on our support.”

Cllr David Ashton, Portfolio Holder for Finance & Human Resources said:

“On behalf of Council, I’d like to congratulate our social care apprentices on their graduation. What a great achievement to be proud of!

“Not only has this developed their confidence it has brought new knowledge, training and talent in the workforce which can only have a positive impact on our community.

“As a Council we will continue to develop our workforce if this means we’re able to support those most in need and create better, more quality services for our residents.”

For those interested in social work apprenticeships, more information can be found on our Apprenticeships webpage.



Published: 1st March 2024