APSE Transport Apprentices Visit to Faun OHZ Germany, 29-30 November 2010

At the APSE national environmental services seminar held in October 2010which included the Environmental Apprentice Awards, it was announced all the short listed apprentices and winner of the Transport& Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice Award would be taken to FAUN OHZ to visit the production facility.

FAUN Zoeller UK sponsored the award for the APSE Transport & Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice. This unique programme recognises the contribution of councils in developing training and apprenticeship schemes.

Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority front line services, hosting a network for front line service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

The apprentices taken to Germany were:

Richard Houseman – East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Joshua Dale – Hull City Council

Ethan Trumpet – London Borough of Redbridge

Leon Flattely – LutonBorough Council (Winner)

The other finalist, Christopher Shipp – Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, could not make the trip.

Representing FAUN Zoeller – Ashley Webster & Christine Foxley.

A factory tour was conducted by Juergen Thierase.  Followed by a visit to Bremen Christmas Market and Schlachte Magic held by the River Weser where they sampled many local drinks including Gluhwein!, this was followed by a traditional German evening at Paulaner’s restaurant.  The next day a walking city tour of Bremen was enjoyed by all and finished the trip racing Go Karts at BB Kartbahn.

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