by James Wood Thu 9 October 2014, 10:13 am
Ealing Council is aiming to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days at organisations throughout the borough.
The local authority said it has created 38 apprenticeships for 16 to 24 year-olds since the project began at the beginning of September and is confident of fulfilling its objective before the closing date of 9 December.
It is encouraging local businesses to get involved with the project by applying online, or by contacting the Ealing apprenticeships network team.
Leader of Ealing Council, Julian Bell, said: “By offering an alternative to traditional qualifications like A-levels, we are able to provide valuable on-the-job training and opportunities for apprentices to earn a salary while they learn. I’d like to thank all the businesses who have pledged their support so far.”
The council’s own apprentice, Shulah Felix, reached the finals of the fourth London Councils Apprenticeship Awards, shortlisted in the Best Progression by an Apprentice category.
Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/apprenticeships to find out more.