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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

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.

Apprentice campaign smashes through 300 mark

A campaign to fill 500 apprenticeships is closing in on its target after smashing through the 300 mark. Leader David Hodge unveiled the scheme offering businesses a cash incentive to take on apprentices after the success of Surrey County Council’s drive to fill 265 places last year. A raft of employers have been coming forward … 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

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

Surrey apprentice target hit again

An apprenticeship campaign that was so successful it was extended has hit its new target for getting young people on the career ladder. Surrey County Council aimed higher after the original goal of creating 200 apprenticeships was achieved four months early. Now the revised target of giving an extra 65 under-19s a leg up in … Continue reading

Chain of skills centres for NEETs set to be completed

A chain of 10 skills centres designed to boost the job prospects of young people who are not in education, training or work is set to be completed. Eight centres in the network have opened as part of Surrey County Council’s drive to tackle the number of people classed as NEET and the final two … Continue reading

Drive to fill 100 council apprenticeships smashes target

A drive to fill 100 apprenticeship places at Surrey County Council in a year has smashed its target more than a month early. By the end of last month more than 110 apprenticeships had been arranged with the council following the initiative’s launch last April. Places were offered in areas such as youth work, administration, … Continue reading

Council close to target of filling 100 apprenticeships

A drive to fill 100 apprenticeship places in a year at Surrey County Council is close to reaching its target with nearly five months to go. So far 77 apprenticeships have been arranged at the authority following the initiative’s launch in April. They have been offered in areas such as youth work, administration, social care, … Continue reading

Hundreds set to attend Surrey jobs fair for young people

Hundreds of young people are expected to attend a jobs fair organised by Surrey County Council. The Surrey Opportunities Fair is aimed at school-leavers, unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities as part of the authority’s drive to combat the number of young people not in education, employment or training. It will give them … Continue reading

Council takes on countryside trainees

Three countryside trainees have been taken on as part of Surrey County Council’s efforts to help young people get work skills. Surrey has set a goal of filling 100 apprenticeship places by next April as it seeks to ensure all 16-19 year olds in Surrey are in education training or employment by 2015. The recruits … Continue reading

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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