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Amelia and Fizza are doing apprenticeships at Tudor Primary School

You can be an apprentice too

Apprenticeships are an increasingly popular pathway into work – giving you the chance to earn while you learn. There is a local network that can help you become an apprentice, too.

As we have reported, the Ealing Apprenticeship Network’s once again exceeded its annual target of helping local businesses create apprentice placements.

Liam Barber, Innov8 apprentice taken on with the help of Ealing Apprenticeship Network
Liam Barber, Innov8 apprentice taken on with the help of Ealing Apprenticeship Network

The ‘100 in 100’ campaign ran for 100 days from September to December and, last year, 106 places were pledged. The network, which is managed by Ealing Council, has since been working with the businesses that have come forward to turn the pledges into new apprenticeship jobs for residents.

The pledges from businesses included opportunities across a range of companies and organisations including schools, nurseries, housing developers and restaurants. Full list can be viewed here.

Visit ealingworkwest.com/apprenticeships to find out what opportunities are currently available – or read below about how to start your apprenticeship journey.

Very high success rate

The annual 100 in 100 campaign has placed more than 650 apprentices in local companies over recent years – with 85% of people who access the programme proving successful in achieving their goals and progressing into work.

Amy works at a nursery after a placement through Ealing Apprenticeship Network

It provides personalised support to help you to become an apprentice or gain employment. The free service provides careers advice, guidance and support and skills workshops.

If you are interested in finding out more then you can complete the network’s questionnaire and one of its advisers will be in touch.

You can also read our recent story on two local apprentices.

The council also runs its own, internal apprenticeship scheme and it will be hiring again this spring. Sign up for updates on ’employment, jobs and skills’ for more details or visit the council’s apprenticeship web pages.

Thinking about hiring an apprentice?
Supanja Pueaboonmak-Davies, apprentice
Supanja Pueaboonmak-Davies got her role through an apprenticeship

The network can support you through the process of setting up an apprenticeship and ensure you get the right candidates.

Working in partnership with training providers and skills and employment organisations, the Ealing Apprenticeship Network provides a free service to businesses to help set up apprenticeship opportunities. More than 150 businesses have benefited so far. Find out more at ealingworkwest.com/information-for-employers

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