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Celebrating Apprenticeships

by Lisa Bennett

Knowsley Council is supporting National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March 2017) by celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Since 2008, the successful Knowsley Apprentice programme has helped over 1,000 young people to secure an apprenticeship role with many organisations across Knowsley and the wider Liverpool City Region.

Many apprentices have been offered permanent positions at the end of their placements or secured employment with other organisations.

Leah Lewin, from Huyton, was the 1,000th Knowsley Apprentice and she works in First Ark as a Customer Access Apprentice.

Leah Lewin is the 1,000th Knowsley Apprentice and works at First Ark


Apprentice roles range from construction, engineering, administration and childcare, there’s something for everyone.

Benefits of a becoming a Knowsley Apprentice:

  • A work placement offering training to NVQ level 3 while earning a wage.
  • The National Minimum Wage for your age (£7.20 aged 25 and over, £6.95  aged 21-24, £5.55 aged 18-20, £4.00 aged 16-17).
  • A mentor to call on for support in addition to a personalised support package.
  • The opportunity to secure to a permanent job at the end of the placement.

If you are interested in becoming a Knowsley Apprentice, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with your name, address, email, phone number, date of birth and what type of apprenticeship you are looking for and we will add you to our mailing list for any future vacancies

Benefits to business

Have you thought about employing an apprentice and the benefits they can bring to your business?

Full recruitment support is available to help you find the right apprentice for your company. If you’re interested in recruiting an apprentice, call the team 0151 443 5953 or email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk