Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding staff at Brentwood Borough Council.
I can confirm the following answers to your questions (information as at 1 December 2014):
• How many employees are directly employed by Brentwood Borough Council? 379
• How many consultants are employed by the Council – including agency staff and staff employed by private firms, i.e. a head count figure? 11
• How many apprentices are employed by the Council? 2
• Which of the Council’s services are in shared service arrangements with other authorities? Legal services