Derbyshire County Council has urged both employers and young people to give their support the county apprenticeship scheme.
The council has launched new web pages which have been designed to enable employers to find out more about the scheme.
Currently the council’s Adult Community Education Service (ACES) is working with the National Apprenticeship Service and helping 100 local employers to recruit apprentices and to train them in a wide variety of skills.
hese include business administration, childcare, customer service, food production and support work in schools at intermediate and advanced levels.
Furthermore, the ACES itself has taken two apprentices under its own wing and they have become valued members of the team.
Coun Damien Greenhalgh, the council’s deputy cabinet member of children and young people,said: “There has never been a better time for Derbyshire businesses to employ an apprentice or for young people to start an apprenticeship.”
“It is a win-win situation. Businesses get help to develop valuable workers and the apprentices get a real step up into the world of work.”
For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships, visit the Get Into Work web pages at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/getintowork
Alternatively call the Workplace Learning team on 01629 536639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org