A GROUP of new apprentices called in at the Town Hall to see behind the scenes after hearing the words ‘you’re hired’ from Warrington Borough Council.

Councillors, senior managers and officers welcomed 22 of the 26 newly appointed apprentices to the event on Monday.

They will take up roles in a variety of council services including business administration, childcare, catering and vehicle maintenance in the new year. All will work towards nationally recognised qualifications while getting ‘on the job’ experience.

Leader of the council Clr Terry O’Neill (LAB - Burtonwood and Winwick) said: “We have made a public commitment to creating more job opportunities for young people in Warrington and this is one of the ways we are delivering on that. I am thrilled to have been part of today’s event and hope to see more of these new faces in 2013.”

23 of the new apprentices live in Warrington and 16 were not in education, employment or training at the time of application.

To find out more about apprenticeships in Warrington and see the latest local vacancies visit www.warrington.gov.uk/apprenticeships