Organisations across Knowsley have come together to offer a range of exciting Apprenticeship opportunities, helping to boost the local economy as well as the skills, qualifications and experience of local residents.
Despite the fact that the country is only just coming out of a lockdown, there are currently 44 apprenticeship vacancies, helping young people to get their first stop on to the career ladder.
Many young people may have left full time education this year or be out of employment and be thinking about what to do next.
From engineering to teaching apprenticeships, the latest round of Knowsley Apprenticeship vacancies are aimed at people aged 16 – 24 living in Knowsley.
The apprenticeships enable young people to train to NVQ Level 3 while earning a living. Apprentices also have the opportunity to secure a permanent position at the end of the placement.
Apprenticeships in the trades, business and finance are just some of the opportunities available to young people this summer, with applications open up to Monday 10 August.
This year businesses have been supported with an increased Knowsley Apprentice grant of £4,500 per apprentice. This is to help with the additional costs incurred due to the effects of COVID-19 adaptions and working practices.
John Browne, from JayB Fabrication Engineering, said: “We have had great experiences with Knowsley apprentices in the past and they have been a real asset to our business. Bringing apprentices in at an early stage of their career means we can develop their skills to suit our needs and help ensure we have a workforce that is equipped to deal with the requirements of the business in the future.”
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “There are a host of fantastic apprenticeship opportunities available to young people in Knowsley this year. This latest recruitment of apprentices is a great example of Knowsley Better Together in practice – bringing people and organisations together for the benefit of Knowsley and its residents. Investing in apprentices has immediate and long-term benefits. Apprentices bring enthusiasm, versatility, new skills and ideas and an increase in productivity to the workplace. The apprentices have the advantage of gaining nationally recognised qualifications while they earn, enhancing their CVs and gaining practical and relevant experience.”
To find out more about the vacancies visit the council’s website.
If you live outside Knowsley but are interested in apprenticeship opportunities contact your Local Authority or visit the Government’s website for more information.
Each Local Authority has a similar programme to support its residents with employment matters that is exclusively available to their residents.