Apprenticeship jobs success

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A SCHEME which has provided training for 30 young people is celebrating success.

Nearly half of those taking part in the apprenticeship programme run by Chesterfield Council are now in employment and just two are still to complete their courses.

Six apprentices have gone on to gain employment at the council, working in IT, housing and the SpirePride team.

Others have found jobs at local firms with one re-locating to China after gaining a university place.

Coun John Burrows, leader of Chesterfield Council, said: “Because apprenticeships are on-the-job training it’s a great way to get practical experience as well as a qualification.

“From an employer’s perspective, apprenticeships offer a useful way to train prospective employees with the benefit of external funding and to fit with your own operational processes.”