Council offers more than 100 apprenticeship places

Councillor Foster

Derbyshire County Council is to offer apprenticeships for more than 100 young people.

The apprenticeships are in a dozen different occupations county-wide, in catering, ICT, mechanics, civil engineering, health and social care, customer service, electrical, business administration, pipe fitting, vehicle body repair, planning technician and transport strategy.

Councillor Angelique Foster, Cabinet Member for Council Services, said: “Creating opportunities for young people is a key aim for the council and I’m delighted that we are advertising another 100 apprenticeships. These apprentices will join 140 who started with the council since May 2017.

“Apprenticeships are a great way for a young person to get a start on the career ladder and I’m delighted that we have so many opportunities available.

“With an apprenticeship you can earn while you learn, receive on-the-job training and gain a qualification that employers really value.”

Derbyshire County Council will accept applications from anyone aged over 16, either school leavers or those looking to train in something new.

Chesterfield is the first town in the UK to declare itself an Apprentice Town – demonstrating its commitment to growing the future and careers of young people alongside business and the economy by retaining and developing young talent in the town in order to attract more employers to invest here.

The closing date for applications is 29 April.