This is Islington: Molly
In a series of interviews, we capture the diverse experiences of the people of Islington and how together, we’re tackling inequality at the root. This time: Molly Edlin, Apprenticeship Awards 2021 finalist
Molly began her business administration apprenticeship in Islington Council’s Strategy and Change Team in 2020. Molly’s previous career saw her work in retail and with Bright Start services for under fives.
“One of the best things about my new role is that I get to work on projects that I’m passionate about,” says Molly – these include Fairer Together and Time to Change, a project that seeks to end mental health discrimination.
“The best advice I can give to anybody that would like to go on an apprenticeship or is even thinking about going on one is that it’s a great opportunity to learn on the job by going to college, shadowing work colleagues, and getting to know the organisation that you’re in.”
The Council’s apprenticeship programme is open to people aged 16 and over who are either unemployed, or working fewer than 16 hours per week. Applications from Islington residents, school leavers, and care leavers particularly encouraged. Find out more and apply.