Chesterfield News

23 apprentices start work with Derbyshire County Council

Councillor Angelique Foster, Cabinet Member for Council Services at Derbyshire County Council, welcomed 23 young people who are doing apprenticeships in customer services, ICT, electrical, pipe fitting, civil engineering and transport planning.

During September and October 2018 more than 80 young people will start their apprenticeships with the Derbyshire County Council.

Councillor Foster said: “Creating opportunities for young people is a key aim for the council and I’m delighted that I was able to meet with some of our new starters.

“These apprentices will join 140 who started with the council since May 2017.

“Apprenticeships are a great way for a young person to get a start on the career ladder and I’m delighted that we have been able to create so many opportunities.”

In 2017, Chesterfield was the first town in the UK to declare itself an Apprentice Town, demonstrating its commitment to growing the future and careers of young people alongside business and the economy by retaining and developing young talent in the town in order to attract more employers to invest here.

Derbyshire County Council are involved in the initiative and sit on the Apprentice Town steering group, alongside Destination ChesterfieldChesterfield CollegeUniversity of DerbyEast Midlands Chamber, Jobcentre Plus and Enterprise Adviser Network.

To find out more about apprenticeships in Chesterfield click here.

East Midlands Chamber congratulates Boris Johnson

In the letter, the Chamber urges him to resolve Brexit as quickly as possible so that businesses can move forward, free from the doubt and uncertainty created by repeated delays and constant bickering in Parliament and with the EU.

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