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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

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

Kay Hammond interviewed by BBC Surrey about apprentice drive

Cabinet Member for Community Safety Kay Hammond has been interviewed by BBC Surrey presenter Sarah Gorrell about a Surrey County Council apprentice campaign backed by Skills Minister John Hayes hitting the halfway mark just eight weeks after its launch. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrrey.

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

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

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