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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

Successes for young people

Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny has set out key successes after Surrey County Council launched an innovative way of improving young people’s services. At a meeting of the Cabinet to sign off plans to continue the approach, she highlighted that Surrey: has the fewest young people classed as not in education, employment and training … 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

Groups urged to bid for share of £2.5 million to help Surrey’s NEETs

Local groups are being urged to bid for a share of £2.5 million to improve the learning and career prospects of young people. Surrey County Council has made the cash available for organisations to support secondary school age children who are most at risk of not progressing into work, training or further education once they … Continue reading

Skills centres open doors to help young people into work

Five skills centres have thrown open their doors to help young people into work. Another six will be launched in the next two months as part of Surrey County Council’s push to combat the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). It comes after colleges and training firms were given the … 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

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

Surrey asks contractors to include apprenticeships in bids for deals

Contractors chasing local authority deals are being encouraged to include apprenticeships in their bids. Firms are being asked to agree to hiring apprentices aged 16 to 24 in tenders to provide services* for Surrey County Council. The council has also pledged to help other public services in Surrey boost apprentice numbers with their contractors.   … Continue reading

Plan for skills centres to get young people on career ladder

Hundreds of young people will be helped to get on the career ladder under plans unveiled by Surrey County Council. The authority aims to open a network of skills centres to combat the number of young people not in education, employment or training. Around 20* are expected to be run from the council’s youth centres … 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

Surrey welcomes new national plan to support apprentices

Following Business Secretary Vince Cable’s announcement of new plans to make it easier for businesses to take on apprentices, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Tim Hall said: “This is really welcome news and a great boost for young people looking to get on the first rung of the ladder in their … Continue reading

Jobs fair for Surrey’s young people

Jobs fair for Surrey’s young people Around 1,000 young people are expected to attend a jobs fair organised by Surrey County Council. The Surrey Youth Festival on 27 September is aimed at unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities as part of the council’s goals of ensuring all 16 to 19-year-olds in Surrey are … Continue reading

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