Apprenticeships up for grabs

Published on: Friday, 13-June-2014

If you are a young person looking for work, we have another opportunity for you to be part of the renowned Knowsley Apprentice programme, giving you a valuable foot on the career ladder.

From next Tuesday (June 17), if you are aged 16-24 years old and live in Knowsley, you can apply for one of more than 75 vacancies in a wide variety of professions, including construction, engineering, customer services, finance, business administration, teaching assistants and childcare.

You don’t need experience, or lots of qualifications. If you’re looking for work, are keen to learn a trade, have plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, The Knowsley Apprentice wants to hear from you.

Cllr Dave Lonergan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, said: “We’re really excited to be launching another round of recruitment for the Knowsley Apprentice, which has already helped hundreds of young people into work.

“Yet again we’ve got a wide range of opportunities on offer, in a variety of sectors, and we’re confident that these jobs can lead to life-long careers for the young people who get them.

“Apprenticeships have also been really positive for local businesses, who get enthusiastic young people who are ready to learn and quickly become highly valued members of staff.”

Since 2008, The Knowsley Apprentice programme has helped more than 650 young people into apprenticeships with businesses across Knowsley and beyond. Of those who have completed their apprenticeship, the majority are now in full time employment.

Helping residents into long term jobs by improving skills, support for jobs seekers and building relationships with employers is one of Knowsley Council’s key pledges. The Knowsley Apprentice is a key element of this commitment.

All the vacancies in this round of recruitment will be posted at www.knowsley.gov.uk/apprentice. You can also call 0151 443 5953 for more information.

Applications must be received by July 18, and if you are successful, you will begin your new job in September.