A COUNCIL has welcomed 21 new apprentices on their first day at work.
Durham County Council’s regeneration and economic development department has taken on the trainees for two years.
During that time, the apprentices will work across different teams to gain as much experience as possible, while working towards NVQs in Business Administration.
Loading article content
Councillor Neil Foster, the council’s cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “This scheme is a great way to help improve the long term prospects of the apprentices who have joined us.
“With high levels of youth unemployment in the region it’s great that the council can lead the way in offering opportunities to young and unemployed people across the county.
“We would encourage all organisations in the region to think about offering their own apprenticeships to improve the prospects of people in the area.”
More Durham County Council News
- Seven arrested after raids throughout night following London terror attack that left four people dead and 29 injured
- Huge rise in child sex crime reports is 'encouraging' says Vera Baird
- Man charged with guesthouse murder
- Police examine current sheep worrying laws to see if they are effective
- Police release image of man with North-East accent after toddler is assaulted on train
- Hunt for firearms offender believed to be on run from police
- Man jailed for stealing collection box raising money for cancer battler Bradley Lowery
- Wanted: Can you help police trace these people?
- Increase in people abusing social media to harass others, say police
- Jail for Darlington thief who drove car at Marks & Spencer security guard in attempt to evade capture