Raising profile of apprentices
SOUTH Gloucestershire Council is aiming to sign up more young people to be apprentices this week.
The council works in partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and has already hired a number of apprentices aged 16 to 24 who are working in housing, catering, Street Care and administration.
Andrew Cambridge, 18, from Downend, has started a business administration course and is working as a print room apprentice.
He said: "I left sixth form and I was looking for jobs and then I saw this opportunity. I'm really enjoying it and would recommend the scheme to others."
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Councillor John Goddard, pictured, chairman of the council's resources sub committee, said: "Apprenticeships provide young people with the opportunity to earn a salary while improving their skills with on-the-job training.
"They develop specialist skills with clear career progression plans to take away with them.
"I would like to see more young people and businesses choosing apprenticeships and I hope events taking place throughout South Gloucestershire during National Apprenticeship Week will raise the profile and esteem of our apprentices."
If you are interested in becoming an apprentice at South Gloucestershire Council, contact Elaine Eldridge on 01454 865884.