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150 young people interviewed for a Knowsley Apprenticeship

by Gemma Melling

More than 150 young people from across Knowsley were interviewed on Thursday 10 August for an apprenticeship, under the Knowsley Apprentice programme managed through Knowsley Council.

The interviews took place at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park for more than 70 apprenticeships ranging from Electrical Engineer, Joiner, Plumber, Plasterer, Planning Officer, Accountant, Fabricator/Welder, Sheet Metal Worker, Lift Maintenance and Repairs Engineer and Logistics Co-ordinator.

Representatives from the council’s Knowsley Works Apprenticeship team, along with representatives from local companies, were on the interview panel.

Apprenticeships offer a range of benefits for school leavers, providing them with on-the-job training, earning a wage, learning and gaining a qualification and often can secure employment once their apprenticeship finishes.

Final offers are pending GCSE results, which will be available on Thursday 24 August.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said “Our Knowsley Apprentice programme offers a great opportunity to help young people to take their first step on the employment ladder.

“It’s a successful programme that has helped thousands of young people into work and supported them while they continue to train and gain further qualifications.

“I wish everyone who was interviewed the very best of luck.

Find out more about the Knowsley Apprentice and view the latest vacancies (click the ‘Knowsley Works’ option).