Young people in Derbyshire are being offered the chance to earn while they learn with a number of available apprenticeships across the region.
The education team learndirect, one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the country, has 20 vacancies on offer.
Employers in Derbyshire are looking to fill training roles in a variety of sectors, including business administration and hospitality.
This good news comes as young people begin to think about their future following the release of GCSE results, and as the unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds in the East Midlands hits 18per cent.
Claire Golding, Regional Sales Manager at learndirect, said: “Apprenticeships provide a fantastic way to earn money, gain valuable work experience and come away with qualifications which provide the foundation for a great future. “What’s more, vacancies are available in a variety of sectors, meaning there are lots of options for school leavers in Derbyshire looking to kick start their dream career.”
Apprenticeships offer a number of benefits, including:
The opportunity to work and study at the same time - allowing an apprentice to gain qualifications and experience whilst getting paid
They allow applicants to learn skills directly relevant to their chosen career
Formal qualifications which allow apprentices to go on to study at a higher level in future
Paid holiday and other perks just like any other employee
Claire added: “If you’re under 18, Apprenticeships are fully funded, which means you don’t have to pay to develop your skills. We would encourage any young person who is looking for work and interested in learning to get in touch.”
Anyone interested in finding out more should contact learndirect on 0800 101 901 or visit www.apprenticeships.org.co.uk for details.