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Surrey leader’s Budget response

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement today, Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “Slow economic growth and a frosty reception on Twitter will likely be on the Chancellor’s mind today. Conveniently, the answer to at least one of his woes can be found in Surrey. Despite the UK growth forecast halving, the county’s economy … Continue reading

New website to boost apprenticeships and bolster business

A new website is being launched to boost apprenticeships and bolster firms’ chances of winning public sector contracts in Surrey. Supply2Surrey aims to match firms with apprentice hopefuls and list contracts on offer from Surrey County Council, the 11 district and borough authorities and Surrey Police. The launch of the site is being spearheaded by … Continue reading

Surrey extends apprenticeship scheme

A campaign to boost the number of teenagers finding work with Surrey businesses has been extended. Plans unveiled by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge to fill 200 apprentice places by offering employers a cash incentive became a reality four months early. Now the authority aims to build on this success by extending the scheme … Continue reading

Apprentice campaign hits 200 target four months early

A campaign to boost the number of teenagers finding work with Surrey businesses has hit its target four months early. In July, Surrey County Council set a goal of filling 200 apprentice places before the end of next March. Under the scheme unveiled by Surrey leader David Hodge and backed by Skills Minister John Hayes … Continue reading

Surrey’s councils pledge to hire 100 apprentices

Councils in Surrey have pledged to hire almost 100 apprentices in the next year. The commitment builds on the 200 young people they have already found apprentice places for since 2009. Now Surrey’s 12 councils aim to capitalise on the momentum to take the total to 300 apprenticeships as part of a drive to combat … Continue reading

Surrey apprentice campaign close to hitting 200 target

A campaign to get 200 teenagers into work is within touching distance of reaching its target just months after it was launched by Surrey County Council. Plans unveiled by leader David Hodge in July to get under-19s on the first rung of the career ladder are close to becoming a reality – with just 46 … Continue reading

Council apprentice campaign hits halfway mark

A campaign backed by Skills Minister John Hayes to get teenagers into work has hit the halfway mark weeks after being launched. Surrey County Council leader David Hodge unveiled the scheme offering businesses a cash incentive to hire 200 apprentices eight weeks ago. Already 62 businesses have been handed the £1,500 grant to hire a … Continue reading

College students to get free meals

Knowledge hungry students will no longer miss out on free meals because they attend college rather than school thanks to a ground-breaking Surrey County Council scheme. The authority is guaranteeing that all teenagers from a disadvantaged background* who switch to college courses and training centres do not learn on an empty stomach. Under Surrey’s scheme … Continue reading

Transcript of David Hodge’s speech on apprentice scheme

Members in the Chamber today will know that I am really passionate about growing the economy of this great county so that the talents of our residents can be released and opportunities for employment and prosperity can be extended to all who wish to grasp them. Uncertainty in the economy means that very few people … Continue reading

Businesses offered cash incentive to hire 200 Surrey apprentices

Businesses will be offered a cash incentive to hire 200 apprentices in a Surrey County Council scheme welcomed by Skills Minister John Hayes. Leader David Hodge used today’s (17 July) meeting of the Full Council to announce the £300,000 scheme that will see employers handed £1,500 for every teenage apprentice taken on. Surrey has targeted … Continue reading

Leader takes part in Guardian debate on apprenticeships

Leader David Hodge today set out Surrey County Council’s commitment to apprenticeships in a national debate organised by the Guardian. He emphasised that the authority aims to ensure apprentices are hired as part of any major new contract.

Surrey reaches target of filling 200 apprentice places in 100 days

A campaign spearheaded by Surrey County Council to fill 200 apprentice places in 100 days has reached its target with time to spare. The success of the apprenticeship drive was confirmed as National Apprenticeship Week kicked off yesterday (6 February)*. Employers have been coming forward since the end of September pledging to take on apprentices … Continue reading

Surrey apprentice campaign nears halfway mark

A campaign spearheaded by Surrey County Council to fill 200 apprentice places in 100 days has almost reached the halfway mark. Employers have been coming forward pledging to take on apprentices as part of the council’s push to ensure all 16 to 19-year-olds in Surrey are in education, training or employment by 2015. The figure … Continue reading

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