Apprentices start work

Published on: Monday, 07-September-2015

This month, more than 40 young Knowsley people will start their apprenticeships with employers across the borough.

This is the most recent phase of Knowsley Councils campaign to recruit 100 apprentices by the end of the year, which has now been achieved.

The successful apprentices have been through a rigorous application process, completing application forms, assessment days and face to face interviews with their employers.

They will now start their full time employment in a range of roles in education, construction, engineering and dental technology.

Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said: “The Knowsley Apprentice is a fantastic programme which has given hundreds of young people the opportunity to secure a job, while working towards qualifications and earning a good wage.

“I would like to congratulate everyone who has secured an apprentice position and wish them all the very best of luck as they start this new journey.”

Knowsley Council will be investing in more apprenticeship opportunities next year as part of its commitment to help support young people from across the borough to achieve their career aims.

Bob Taylor CEO at the First Ark Group said: “We’ve recruited more than 109 Knowsley Apprentices since the programme began in 2008 and we’ve always been more than impressed with the commitment and dedication of those young people we have recruited.

We’re delighted that we have another intake of apprentices’ joining us this week. Supporting our apprentices is a priority and apprentices play a vital role in the success of our business.”

The First Ark Group has recruited 17 apprentices during this round of recruitment and they will be based in roles across the group.