A LOCAL authority is hiring dozens of apprentices in the coming months.

Stockton Borough Council has 38 positions available, ranging from ICT technicians and business administrators to cooks and care workers.

Successful applicants will take up their posts in September 2021 and will be paid national minimum wage, which is above the standard rate of pay for apprenticeships.

Council leader Bob Cook said: “I started out as an apprentice myself many years ago - it gave absolutely vital on the job experience and was a big help as I stepped into the world of work.

“We’ve got a great track record of hiring apprentices from a wide range of backgrounds with differing experiences and it’ll be brilliant to get some more on board.

“Back in 2019 we had nearly 1,000 applications for our apprenticeship positions and they’re sure to be very popular again.”

The following positions are available:

Adult Care Reablement Worker x1

Adult Care OneCall Officer x2

Library & Information Assistant x2

ICT Business Administrator x1

ICT Service Technician x1

Digital Customer Advisor x2

Digital Services Designer (Degree Level) x1

Business Administrator x6

Finance Assistant x2

Cook x6

Community Transport Officer x1

Procurement & Supply Assistant x1

Assistant Licensing Officer x1

Private Sector Housing Officer x1

Homelessness Prevention Officer x2

Construction Design & Build Technician x1

Plumber x1

Advanced Carpentry & Joinery x1

Musical Teaching Assistant x1

Youth Workers x4

Visit www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships for details.