Apprentice scheme at county council

A SCHEME creating 25 apprenticeships over the next year for teenagers aged 16 to 18 is being launched by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The posts will be in a variety of services including catering, libraries and human resources and will offer apprentices 40 weeks paid work experience to achieve an NVQ.

The scheme will offer apprenticeship positions across the authority and training for job applications and interviews, inside and outside the council.

Councillor Andy Stewart, the council’s cabinet member for personnel and performance, said: “As the largest employer in the county we have a responsibility to provide apprenticeship opportunities and due to the current economic climate it is a tough jobs market for young people so these apprenticeships offer real hands-on work experience.”