Applications open for top apprenticeship programme
Ref: PR 6189
Wakefield Council is this
week opening applications for its nationally recognised apprenticeship
The scheme supports local
youth employment, gives young people meaningful career options and helps to
retain talent in the district.
This year there are 38 posts
available and people can apply via the Council’s website from Thursday March 10
to Monday April 4.
Earlier this year the Council
was named as one of the Top 100 employers for apprenticeships in the country at
the National Apprenticeship Awards in London.
The Council was the only
local authority in Yorkshire, this year, to be recognised with the accolade and
it was placed on the list alongside high profile businesses such as Jaguar Land
Rover UK and Microsoft UK.
Joanne Roney OBE, Chief
Executive, who started her career as an apprentice, said: “I want to encourage
young people to think seriously about applying for an apprenticeship. It
is a great way to start your career.
“I am proud that our award
winning programme has been recognised nationally for the quality of what we
offer to young people in district.
“Apprenticeships aim to raise
skills and aspirations as well as reducing unemployment. This is a route
which offers young people opportunities to learn and develop skills that will
help them throughout their working lives.”
At any one time the Council
has between 60 and 80 apprentices in placements ranging from marketing,
children’s services, information technology and libraries.
Chloe Slater, aged 19, an apprentice at Wakefield Council said: “I applied for
an apprenticeship after leaving college because I wanted to learn and earn at
the same time.
“I’m following a structured
programme which is interesting, and is giving me strong skills to help me to
develop and grow my future career.”
information on Council apprenticeships visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/apprentices
Young people can also take
up opportunities through The Wakefield Apprenticeship Hub which has placed over
350 apprentices with businesses across Wakefield District as part of a joint
programme with the Leeds City Region since 2013.
The Hub provides employers
with bespoke support to help them find and recruit apprentices. There are
currently over 30 apprenticeship vacancies being advertised in Wakefield
district ranging from accountancy and legal services through to manufacturing
Hub also helps businesses to identify and carry out training & development
through the LEP Skills Service programme. Please contact the Wakefield
Apprenticeship Hub directly on 01924 302703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org