This Christmas, apprenticeships could be put on your wish list after the council once again smashed its target of attracting 100 apprenticeship pledges from local businesses in 100 days. It is now looking for people to fill these roles. Could that be you?
There are numerous advantages to becoming an apprentice which can help you go on to build a career or be able to compete in the future job market, including the ability to earn while you learn.
This year, 129 pledges were made by local businesses – providing apprenticeship opportunities across a variety of organisations including restaurants, childcare companies and housing developers. You can see a full list of businesses who pledged here.
If you are interested in applying for one of the apprenticeship vacancies created from the 100-in-100 campaign, visit the council apprenticeship webpages for more information and a list of the live current vacancies. You can read network apprentice Supanja’s story here.
Vacancies will be updated on the council website throughout the year as they are made live. If you would like support with your apprenticeship application you can fill out an online questionnaire and a network advisor will be in touch.
The network also offers a 10-week programme which includes personalised advice on what type of apprenticeship would be the most suitable based on your skills, interests and ability. Candidates have the opportunity to take part in workshops, which include CV writing and interview practice.
EALING COUNCIL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME
Ealing Council also offers an apprenticeship programme. Since 2007 more than 250 young people have gone through the council’s apprenticeship scheme. Each apprentice works within a council team, making a difference to deliver public services to residents, as well as studying towards vocational qualifications.
Some have then gone into full-time jobs with the council. Others have moved to employment, education or training elsewhere. It involves a one-year training agreement with a starting training allowance of £210 per week, and could lead to progression to further apprenticeship years.
Vacancies are advertised at least twice a year in April and September. You can read Ealing apprentice’s Jessica and Zain’s stories here.
WANT TO OFFER AN APPRENTICESHIP?
If you are interested in finding more about how an apprentice can fit into your business the network offers a free service to businesses all-year-round to help set up apprenticeships and the training programme required. Find out more on the Ealing Apprenticeship Network webpage.