Derbyshire Conservatives urge young people to apply for new apprenticeships

The Conservative County Council is urging young people who are interesting in working for the authority to apply for one of the 100 new apprenticeships that are currently on offer.

The apprenticeships are in 20 different occupations, based across the county, including:

  • adult care catering
  • bricklaying
  • business administration
  • construction technician
  • digital learning and design
  • electrical
  • estimating
  • health and social care
  • horticulture
  • infrastructure technician
  • joiner
  • landscape construction
  • mechanic - heavy motor vehicle
  • mechanic - landscape machinery
  • mechanic - light vehicle
  • painting
  • plumbing
  • road working
  • roofing
  • school catering
  • street lighting 
  • surveying technician.

Cabinet Member for Council Services, Councillor Angelique Foster, said: "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."

The Council is accepting applications from anyone aged over 16, either school leavers or those looking to train in something new.

The closing date for applications is 16 July 2017.

The Conservatives have committed to creating 1000 apprenticeships within the authority as part of their election-winning manifesto, which has a strong focus on improving employment and skills within Derbyshire.