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Lichfield and Burntwood youngsters urged to look into apprenticeships

Sixteen to 24-year-olds in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to find out how they can kick start their careers with an apprenticeship.

Staffordshire County Council has opportunities in a variety of areas for people who may have just left school or college.

The authority already has 162 apprentices and is looking to take that number over the 200 mark.

Cabinet member for assets, performance and organisation, Mark Winnington, said:

“Our apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic success and has already helped young people in Staffordshire to gain a foothold into employment and training. The apprenticeships help them to learn valuable skills and knowledge at a pivotal time in their lives.

“We want to be at the forefront of ensuring our young people are prepared for employment – providing a county workforce in years to come and helping us to secure a bright future for our local economy.”

The placements begin in January and last between 12 and 15 months and will be recruiting in areas including:

  • Staffordshire Young People’s Service as youth workers
  • Business administration
  • Catering

There are also apprenticeship opportunities in areas such as information technology, finance, supporting teaching and learning, grounds maintenance and customer service.

To find out more visit www.staffordshireapprentices.org.uk.

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