Rotherham Council takes on 55 apprentices

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Rotherham Council has taken on 55 apprentices over the last 12 months.

The council released the figures to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, which starts on Monday.

It has offered apprenticeships in careers including business administration, customer service, grounds maintenance, youth work, accountancy, childcare and roads maintenance.

Of the 19 who completed apprenticeships over the year, 15 have landed jobs with the council, three gained jobs elsewhere and one went on to further education.

Council Leader Chris Read said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for businesses to recruit enthusiastic employees with practical skills and relevant qualifications.

“The mixture of on and off the job learning ensures that apprentices get the best training and means organisations employ the best local talent.”