Council boosts job hopes for youngsters

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Thirty young people are being given the chance to bypass the unemployment line and join Bolsover District Council’s successful Apprenticeship Programme.

The vacancies in ICT, arts, business administration, catering, hospitality, engineering, health care, warehousing and stores, construction and horticulture are aimed at young people aged between 16 and 24.

The positions offer a chance to experience working life and get a foot on the job ladder.

Full training will be provided to Intermediate Level Two or equivalent Apprenticeship Framework.

Those who qualify in their apprenticeships will then hopefully go on to secure long term employment with their employer or use their skills and experience with other local employers.

Bolsover District Council leader, Cllr Eion Watts, said: “We have already seen one-hundred and six young people pass through our Apprenticeship Programme and to offer this opportunity to an additional thirty is great.

“Jobs are hard to come by these days, especially for young people and those that have just left school or college.

“But our Apprenticeship Programme aims to change that and will not only give them the chance to gain the qualifications they need, but will also help provide them with that much needed life and on-the-job experience that employers are looking for.”

The closing date for applications is 5pm, on January 5, 2012, and interviews will take place in January.

For more information and an application pack contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01246 242338.

The Apprenticeship Scheme is funded through the Working Neighbourhoods Fund, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and placement employers’ contributions.