Friday, 7 March 2014

County Council Says You're Hired During Apprenticeship Week

You’re hired – that’s the view of Cambridgeshire County Council as it looks to beat the success of last year and hire even more apprentices.

Services across Cambridgeshire County Council are working with our partner organisations to take on more apprentices.

As part of National Apprentice Week Chief Executive Mark Lloyd (pictured) has been visiting some of those who have already been employed by the authority.

He met Katie Ellis who has been building a new pedestrian crossing in Cambridge.

In the financial year of 2012/13 the Council beat its own target of employing more than 50 apprentices. This year the authority, with partners, hope to employ a further 75.

The National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The objectives of the week are to:

  • Increase awareness, understanding and demand for Apprenticeships
  • Celebrate Apprenticeship talent, skills, achievements and successes
  • Promote all Apprenticeship levels and progression routes, including Traineeships

Cambridgeshire County Council Leader Martin Curtis, said: “Cambridgeshire County Council is doing its bit by supporting apprentices and giving them their first step on the career ladder. We know that many local firms and businesses are also helping youngsters gain apprenticeships which are vital for the continuing prosperity and economic success of the County.”