Apprentice scheme is just the job
COUNCIL bosses say they are half way through a drive to create 150 apprenticeships.
Just four months after it was launched, Durham County Council’s apprenticeship programme has already supported more than 75 young people into work and training opportunities.
With a target of helping 150 men and woman between the ages of 16 and 24, the County Durham Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the council and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.
By part funding a two-year work based traineeship, the programme supports primarily small and medium sized companies so that they can expand their workforce.
In exchange the young people are paid a wage, receive training, work experience and opportunities for further qualifications.
Council cabinet member for regeneration and economic devaelopment, Coun Neil Foster, said: “So far more than 75 young men and woman in County Durham have a new and exciting career to look forward to and the scheme has attracted interest from hundreds of companies.
“I am sure it won’t be long until we reach our goal of creating 150 apprenticeships.”
Companies wanting more information on the County Durham Apprenticeship Programme can call the council’s employability team on 03000 262009.
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