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Council to give out 20 apprenticeships
2:00pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
A NEW apprenticeship scheme is being launched by Warrington Borough Council .
It is aimed to give 20 people, not in work or training, a job as an apprentice.
New opportunities planned include roles with the council’s finance and legal teams as well as in catering, transport, parks and care services.
The first batch of apprentices will start later this year on an 18-month fixed term contract. Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of the council said: “It is very important that the council, as one of the largest local employers plays a vital role in helping to alleviate the impact of rising youth unemployment in Warrington. “The scheme provides huge benefits for both the young people taking part and the authority and I would like to encourage other local employers to actively create apprenticeships opportunities in these times of economic uncertainty.”
According to Town Hall chiefs, their rates of pay will reflect national minimum wage dependant on age; currently £3.68 per hour for 16-17 year olds, £4.98 for 18-20 year olds, £6.08 for those aged 21 or over.
More details will be announced next month.