New beginnings for apprentices

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The latest recruits in Derbyshire County Council’s drive to recruit 700 apprenticeships are settling into their placements.

The county council is creating the positions over four years – 500 within the authority and 200 in private industry.

The latest wave of 41 have now taken up their positions with the council, with positions including teaching assistant, civil engineer, countryside warden and care worker.

Councillor Kevin Parkinson, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “I am delighted to welcome the new apprentices to start their careers.

“The starters are across a range of services, bringing the number of young people joining us since the launch of our scheme to over 70.”