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County council creating apprenticeships and jobs through contracts

Firms have pledged to create 13 apprenticeships and 10 jobs for people in Surrey as part of contracts to carry out essential work for the county council. Cabinet Member for Business Services and Resident Experience Denise Le Gal today signed off plans to award separate deals to repair schools’ catering equipment and provide security services … Continue reading

Surrey County Council apprenticeship drive helps 2,000

A Surrey County Council drive to create apprenticeships has helped more than 2,000 young people get a leg up on the career ladder in four years. That is roughly the equivalent of filling every role at Krispy Kreme’s UK headquarters in Camberley and McLaren Automotive’s base in Woking*. The milestone was revealed by deputy leader Peter … Continue reading

Surrey closes in on filling 2,000 apprentice roles

A Surrey County Council drive to create apprenticeships is closing on giving 2,000 young people a leg up on the career ladder in just over three years. The authority launched the apprentice push in July 2012 and by last February more than 1,500 roles had been filled. Now, with National Apprenticeship Week in full swing, … Continue reading

Purchasing power creates 200 apprenticeships

A Surrey County Council drive to use its purchasing power to create apprenticeships is set to hit the 200 mark. Nearly 140 organisations had committed to filling 175 apprenticeships as a condition of securing their contracts by the end of December and another 25 roles are expected to be approved shortly. Places have been created … Continue reading

Council fills 280 apprenticeships in six months

As national figures for young people classed as not in education, employment or training were released today, Surrey County Council revealed that it has filled 280 apprenticeships in just over six months. Most of the roles were created through a cash incentive scheme for businesses and the others were arranged at the council and through contractors. Surrey … Continue reading

Firms sign up to create more than 100 apprentice roles

A Surrey County Council drive to use its spending clout to create apprenticeships has raced past the 100 mark. Almost 90 firms have committed to fill 115 apprentice roles as a condition of securing their contracts. Places have been created across an array of sectors, including hospitality, social care and vehicle maintenance. The news comes … Continue reading

Surrey apprentice scheme hits 500

Jack Cole is the 500th apprentice to be recruited through a Surrey County Council scheme to get teenagers into work. His digital media role with Iceberg Vision in Egham was confirmed as National Apprenticeship Week came to a close. Under Surrey’s initiative, employers receive £750 from the county council for each apprentice they take on … Continue reading

VIDEO: Apprentices showcase benefits of roles

As National Apprenticeship Week kicked off today, young people showcased the benefits of their roles at Surrey County Council. The authority has created nearly 540 places in just 10 months through three schemes and is now investing £750,000 in filling 500 more by next April.

Surrey’s 8% economic growth outstrips UK

County council leader David Hodge has pledged continued backing for business after new figures revealed Surrey’s economy grew by 8% in a year – outstripping the rest of the UK. The amount Surrey generated for the nation’s economy climbed by £2.4 billion between 2011 and 2012 to more than £32bn, according to the Office for … Continue reading

Innovative apprenticeship scheme launched for smaller businesses

An innovative apprenticeship scheme that allows several firms to share the training of the next generation of their workforce has been launched by Surrey County Council. The initiative is tailored to small and medium-sized building businesses that want to enjoy the benefits of hiring an apprentice but find it difficult to commit to long-term training. … Continue reading

1,600 young people meet array of recruiters at careers fair

Picture caption: Around 1,600 people descended on Surrey’s biggest jobs, apprenticeships and skills fair organised by the county council to showcase employment, training and college opportunities. They flocked to the Surrey Opportunities Fair to meet an array of recruiters across sectors including retail, construction and social care as part of the authority’s drive to tackle … Continue reading

Social networking pioneer supports Surrey apprentice drive

Social networking pioneer Penny Power has lent her support to Surrey County Council’s drive to encourage more businesses to hire young people. She joined council leader David Hodge at the third of a series of events being staged as part of authority’s drive to boost the job prospects of 500 teenagers by next April. The entrepreneur founded … Continue reading

Leader’s statement on the Queen’s Speech

Today’s Queen’s Speech was a shot in the arm for Surrey County Council according to leader David Hodge, who says the government’s vision matches his own in many ways. He said: “Last week the Surrey public gave us a vote of confidence for the work we’re doing and that was echoed when the government’s plans … Continue reading

Apprentice numbers surge by 20%

Apprenticeships are rocketing across Surrey – with a near 20% surge in a year. The number of new apprentices aged 16 to 18 shot up by 19.2% to 690 in the last financial year. And apprenticeships in the 19-24 age group climbed by 16.5% in the same period, with almost 100 extra places filled. The … Continue reading

Businesses flock to apprentice event

Businessmen and women flocked to an event designed to boost young people’s career prospects and equip firms with the skilled workforce to thrive. The Developing Skills for Surrey event organised by Surrey County Council attracted more than 60 businesses looking to hire apprentices, offer trial placements or offer work experience. They had the opportunity to get … Continue reading


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