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Apprentices do well Locally

13th March 2015 Broxtowe Borough Council Tags: , 0 Comments

Since 1996 when its apprentice programme was first introduced, 56 apprentices have been successfully appointed and benefitted from training in a wide range of Broxtowe Borough Council services.
The Council is promoting this achievement as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. 

Broxtowe Council is proud of its record of providing successful apprentices and over 74% have gone on to gain employment or begin further courses of study and 55% have gone on to gain employment with the Council.

The Broxtowe scheme offers each apprentice the opportunity to take part in a two year programme with on the job training and access to vocations qualifications such as the NVQ in the chosen field.

The Council planned to introduce a further 12 apprenticeship post by 2016 and another 12 through contractual arrangements with Council’s suppliers. This target has already been achieved so a new one has been set to increase the figures to 20 apprenticeships at the Council by 2016.

Young people face many obstacles finding employment once they have left school or college, which is why Broxtowe established its apprenticeship programme. There are currently 11 apprentices in post and the Council working in a diverse range of services from Digital Communications to Gardener or Leisure apprentice.

Helping young people into their first jobs is high on the list of priorities for the Council as part of its commitment to Jobs and Business Growth. All apprenticeship positions available with Broxtowe Borough Council are published on the Council’s website at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1621 as well as being promoted via its Facebook and Twitter profiles.

For more information on the National Apprenticeship Scheme visit the website at https://www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

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