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Drive to fill 500 apprentice places smashes target

A Surrey County Council challenge to fill 500 apprentice places in a year has smashed its target two months early. Leader David Hodge has revealed that nearly 540 young people have landed apprentice roles since last April as part of three schemes run by the council. Businesses hired more than 410 apprentices through a cash … Continue reading

Surrey apprenticeships keep on climbing

Apprenticeships keep on climbing in Surrey – surging by more than 8% in a year. Latest annual figures reveal the number of new Surrey apprentices aged 19 to 24 swelled by 8.4% to more than 2,200. And the number of 18-year-olds starting apprenticeships shot up by 6.5% in the year to August, with more than … Continue reading

Leader sets out challenges and successes

Leader David Hodge used a meeting of the Full Council today to set out the financial challenges ahead and Surrey County Council’s success in improving roads, providing apprenticeships and achieving significant savings.

Apprenticeship drive powers to halfway

  A Surrey County Council drive to fill 500 apprentice places in a year has powered up to the halfway mark. The news was confirmed as Youth Work Week got into full swing to highlight the importance of giving young people the right skills for a successful career. Leader David Hodge unveiled Surrey’s scheme offering … Continue reading

Apprentice numbers soar in Surrey

Apprentice numbers are soaring in Surrey – with a near 11% rise in a year. The number of new apprentices aged 19 to 24 surged by 10.8% to 1,747 in the nine months to April compared with the same period a year earlier. And apprentices aged 16 to 18 climbed by almost 5% during the … 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

Firms flock to apprentice event

An art gallery, a gardening company and a firm of accountants were among the businesses flocking to an event aimed at improving young people’s career opportunities. The event attracted around 50 firms looking to hire young people, provide trial placements or offer work experience. It was organised by Surrey County Council as part of its … Continue reading

Surrey Leader sets out key priorities

Leader David Hodge today unveiled a new county council Cabinet focused on improving Surrey’s roads, investing in schools and boosting apprenticeships. Other key priorities Mr Hodge set out at the first post-election meeting of the Full Council included investing in care for the vulnerable and tackling the problem of litter.

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

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

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


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