Young Isle workers are new council apprentices

North Lincolnshire Council has taken on a further 14 apprentices during September and they have already had their induction days last week.

Tuesday, 16th September 2014, 5:00 pm
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This has now brought the total number of apprentices taken on by the council in recent times to 100.

The induction days were held on Thursday and Friday last week at the civic centre in Scunthorpe. The new apprentices were introduced to the council and the way it works and they also found out a bit more about the teams they will be working on a day-to-day basis.

Although the apprenticeships are primarily aimed towards those who have just finished secondary school, there are a number of people currently in post who are over the age of 24 – a statistic which the council says it takes pride in as it is offering opportunities to people of all ages.

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The different apprenticeships available cover a wide range of areas within the council, such as: Economic Development, Environmental Health, Finance, Legal and Democratic Services, Sport in Schools, IT, Commissioning Support and many more.

The scheme has an 86 per cent success rate of apprentices going into work with either the council or external companies – this includes both full-time and part-time work, and also going onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Council leader Coun Liz Redfern said “I’m a firm believer in giving young people the best opportunities they can have to help them find work and we need to do all we can to help young people now by raising aspirations and giving young people more choice.

“However, our apprenticeship scheme isn’t just for young people in the area – we welcome applications from people of all ages.

“The scheme that we offer gives people the chance to gain valuable work experience and learn lots of new skills. We feel that this is vitally important to future employees, whichever area the apprentices go into.

“This year we have taken on 14 new apprentices, beginning at the start of September and I am really looking forward to welcoming them all to the council.”