COUNCIL chiefs in Knowsley have launched the latest phase of their groundbreaking apprentice scheme.
The project will provide 100 youngsters with a chance to work with some of the area’s biggest businesses.
Council leader Ron Round said: “The Knowsley Apprentice is all about giving Knowsley’s young people plenty of options for their future.
“Further education may not be for everyone and becoming an apprentice is a fantastic way to learn a trade, whilst studying towards a qualification and earning a wage.
“Since 2008 we have successfully helped five hundred young Knowsley residents into full time employment, through the Knowsley Apprentice and Merseyside Apprenticeship programmes.
“To provide a further 100 opportunities to more ambitious individuals again this year is extremely exciting.”
The project was first launched three years ago, with hundreds of young people winning apprenticeships with local businesses. Most are now in full time employment after completing their apprenticeship.
The Knowsley Apprentice is suitable for any young person from Knowsley who is keen to learn new skills, build new knowledge and learn a trade.
No experience is required, although plenty of enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills is essential.
At the end of the apprenticeships, many of the businesses are likely to offer their apprentices permanent positions, but even if that is not possible, the apprentices will have gained valuable work experience and qualifications which will make it easier for them to find employment in the future.
More information and online application forms are available at www.knowsley.gov.uk/apprentice
The Knowsley Apprentice team will be out and about across Knowsley 9am – 4.30pm on the following days:
Thursday 21 June – Huyton village
Friday 22 June – Kirkby Town Centre
Tuesday 26 June – Kirkby Town Centre
Wednesday 27 June – Huyton Village
The closing date is Friday, June 29