VIDEO: Burnley battle to be ‘Apprentice Team of Year’

A team of young apprentices from Burnley Council narrowly missed out on the top three places at the finals of Apprentice Team of the Year at Lake Windermere, Cumbria.

The team went head to head against seven other teams from the UK’s leading employers, including Unilever, Cobham and Plymouth City Council. The eight finalists were selected from over 90 teams that entered the competition and delivered more than 280 school visits to talk about apprenticeships and 60 community projects.

Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Overall, the teams raised over £34,000 for their chosen charities around England.

Over the course of six months, the Burnley Council apprentices organised a range of activities, including: £1,000-worth of food donated and delivered to a Food Bank, while others members of the team ran in a Burnley charity race.

Former Labour Party spin doctor Alistair Campbell wrote a blog on the teams progress on his personal website and Tweeted about them several teams