DANGLING from zip wires and climbing walls was all part of a team building day for young people on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s successful apprenticeship scheme.

More than 90 people on the apprenticeship scheme have found full employment with the local authority since 2009 and many more have been helped to find jobs elsewhere.

The team building day at Tattenhall Outdoor Educational Centre was part of the celebrations of the National Apprenticeship Week.

More than 40 people currently on the year-long apprentice scheme enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities including tree climbing, rope course and problem solving.

They were also given the opportunity to job shadow members of staff in HQ to gain an insight into the many different roles available within local government.

Jan Houghton, apprentice/graduate development officer, said: “Cheshire West and Chester Council like to celebrate the positive impact apprentices make to our organisation by taking part in the national apprenticeship week each year. The apprentices really enjoy taking part in the campaign.

“We have apprentices in all areas of the business across the borough, including business administration, accounting, customer service and information technology.

“It is really pleasing that more than 90 have found employment with us since 2009 and the experience gained on our apprenticeship scheme has helped many others find jobs elsewhere.”

If you would like to find out more about the council’s apprenticeship scheme phone Janice Houghton on 01244 972816 or visit www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk