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£250k boost for apprentice jobs
2:50pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
YOUNG people in Ryedale are to benefit from a £250,000 boost to apprentice schemes.
Ryedale District Council wants to help young people to establish a career in the area and will be funding two schemes over the next couple of years.
About £100,000 will fund new apprentice posts across the district council’s departments, while £150,000 will assist businesses in Ryedale who wish to take on apprentices, subject to eligibility.
Further details of the scheme and application process will be announced shortly.
Coun Linda Cowling (Cons), leader of Ryedale District Council, said: “It is essential that Ryedale’s young people are given every opportunity to improve their skills and experience, and to move forward with a career in the local area.
“The district council scheme will make a difference to the young people of Ryedale by taking on eight new apprentice posts.
“We will also shortly announce a funding package to help Ryedale companies and organisations to take on additional apprentice posts and help younger people into employment in this part of Yorkshire.”
To support National Apprenticeship Week, March 11-15, the district council will be supporting Derwent Training Association, who are holding an open evening tomorrow (Thursday), 4pm-7pm, at their Malton training centre to showcase the benefits and value apprenticeship bring to individuals and organisations.
If you are interested in becoming an engineering apprentice or would like further details of the event, visit www.derwenttraining.co.uk