Ex-mining communities’ cash boost


THE COALFIELDS Regeneration Trust’s National Apprenticeship Programme is providing a further 255 youngsters in coalfield areas like Derbyshire with apprenticeship and employment opportunities.

This investment brings the number of opportunities afforded to youngsters in coalfield areas through the programme to over 500 and the Trust’s investment to over £1.1m.

The second phase of the Coalfields National Apprenticeship Programme will focus on people aged 16 to 25.

This programme will be spearheaded by the charity and will be delivered with councils and colleges. Apprenticeships will run for at least 12 months.