Trainees appointed for County Hall graduate scheme (but only one of them is from Bucks)

Bucks County Council graduates, from left to right: Hannah Clements, Tiffany Williams, Lucy Fenton, Martin Tett, Brigid Eades, Audrey Marshall
Bucks County Council graduates, from left to right: Hannah Clements, Tiffany Williams, Lucy Fenton, Martin Tett, Brigid Eades, Audrey Marshall
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The county council has chosen six trainees for its £300,000 graduate training iniative – but only one is from Bucks.

The county council has chosen six trainees for its £300,000 graduate training iniative – but only one is from Bucks.

The graduates all joined this month on two-year fixed term contracts in an initiative that places the emphasis on project management skills.

Council leader Martin Tett said:“Even in the tough times, I think councils should invest in the future. If we don’t bring in new talent, you don’t have the chance to grow the leaders of tomorrow.”

Trainees will be rotated between departments and it is hoped will find employment at County Hall at the end of the two years.

A total of 156 applications were received, and these were eventually whittled down to the six.

However, only one of them is from Bucks – Hannah Clements, 22, of Waddesdon, an accounting and finance graduate from the University of Birmingham.

She said: “I was attracted by the opportunity to move around in different services – and to make a difference in what is my home county,” said Hannah, who is starting off in the Customer Contact Centre.

The others trainees are: Brigid Eades, a geography graduate from University College London, who hails from Newport; Audrey Marshall, from Bedfordshire, a law graduate from Keele University; Tiffany Williams, from Oxfordshire, an English and French graduate from the University of Warwick; Lucy Fenton, from Devon, a graduate in International Relations from the University of Birmingham; Christopher Brooker, from Warwickshire, a philosophy graduate from the University of Durham.