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 Chesterfield, Chesterfield College, University of Derby, East Midlands Chamber, Jobcentre Plus and Enterprise Adviser Network.
To find out more about apprenticeships in Chesterfield click here.