Council Apprentices step up to provide critical services during pandemic!

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Four service operators standing in front of Bin lorry Shon Flynn

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Fife Councils Building Services Construction Apprentices have been deployed to help partnership workstreams deliver their critical services to ensure they continue to meet community objectives.

Building Services 3rd and 4th Year Apprentices are working on a rota with Waste Operations Service for kerbside collection, whilst our younger 1st and 2nd Year Apprentices are supporting Grounds Maintenance Service maintaining their local parks and streets.  It is fair to say that these apprentices may have a newfound admiration for the operatives who carry out these works throughout the year in all weathers.

Service Manager Ross Grieve has expressed his delight that these young people are making a significant contribution to Fife Councils communities and are credit to Building Services.

Cllr Craig Walker, Convener - Assets & Corporate Services Committee said: "The coronavirus pandemic has been a tremendous burden on all of us including Fife Council and it has been a huge challenge to keep vital public services running with greatly reduced staffing levels. I am delighted that the Building Services apprentices were more than happy to roll their sleeves up and help with waste management and weeding when the council needed it most. They are credit to themselves and to the council and I want to thank them enormously for their efforts at a time of crisis"