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Council finds £150,000 to fund apprentices in Rydale
11:38am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A FUND of up to £150,000 to help young people in Ryedale find jobs has been agreed by councillors.
Ryedale District Council has also agreed to provide funding for 13 companies in different sectors which will allow 25 new apprentice posts in the district to be created. Meanwhile the authority is to help pay for new equipment at Derwent Training Association to support 30 more engineering apprentices.
The council has recently taken on eight apprentices at its offices and its Showfield Lane depot, with money from the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme.
The schemes are aimed at recent college or school-leavers or young people who have found themselves unemployed. They provide opportunities for 16 to 24-year-olds and provide NVQ and other qualifications.
Council leader Linda Cowling said: “We were oversubscribed with applications from local businesses and were faced with some difficult decisions, but have chosen to invest in as many opportunities as we could, which will hopefully give young people a positive start to their working life.”
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