45 apprentice positions to tackle youth unemployment

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Forty-five apprenticeships are on offer from Derbyshire County Council as it battles to cut youth unemployment.

Some 3,200 young people are unemployed in the county.

The authority is offering young people apprenticeships in health and social care and school catering,and training to be a nursery nurse, building surveyor, electrician, tree operative, business administrator, plumber, roadworker, estimator, landscaper and engineering maintenance surveyor.

A series of events have been organised for young people and their families to take part in workshops to find out more and how to complete application forms and preparing for interviews. They run from April 28 to May 9 in Matlock, Swadlincote, Chesterfield, New Mills and Heanor.

Applications close on 18 May and all apprenticeships start in September 2014.