DOZENS of apprentices are being recruited by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
The roles range from electricians and ICT service technicians to civil engineers and care workers.
Applications open on Wednesday (May 22) and successful applicants will take up their posts this September.
Anybody interested in applying can find out more at two Apprenticeship Open Days taking place this month.
What kind of apprenticeships are on offer?
The full list of apprenticeships on offer is as follows:
- Human Resources Support Assistant x 1
- Legal Support Assistant x 1
- Payroll Administrator x 1
- Recruitment Assistant x1
- Finance Assistant x 1
- Highways Electrician (Street Lighting) x 1
- Highways Maintenance Operative x 1
- Business Administrator x 6
- ICT Service Technician x 3
- Business Support (Technical) x 1
- Work Experience Assistant x 1
- Arborist x 1
- Electrician x 1
- Multi Skilled Tradespersonx 1
- Building Surveyor (Degree) x 1
- Building Services Technician x 1
- Civil Engineering Technician x 1
- Architect (Degree) x 1
- Civil Engineer (Degree) x 1
- Digital Printer (PrePress & Artwork) x 1
- Business Support Assistant (Events) x 1
- Lettings Officer x 1
- Adult Care Worker x 4
- OneCall Officer x 2
- SEN Officer x 1
- Children & Young People's Practitioner x 2
- Young Persons Information, Advice and Support Worker x 1
- Café Assistant x 1
- Catering Supervisor x 2
When are the open days?
The Apprenticeship Open Days will take place in the former Topshop unit in Wellington Square, Stockton-on-Tees (opposite Debenhams) on:
- Wednesday, May 22, from 10:30am to 6:30pm
- Wednesday, May 29, from 10:30am to 6:30pm
Council officers from a variety of services will be on hand to provide more information and advice on the opportunities available.
There is no need to make an appointment just pop in at any time.
Why is the Council taking on so many new apprentices?
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted to be offering so many opportunities and they have arisen for a number of reasons.
“Some are due to staff moving on while for others, we’ve got staff who are reaching retirement age and we’d envisage the apprentices getting trained up ready to take over from them when they do.
“We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are motivated by the prospect of serving the people of the Borough. We’ve got a great track record in providing apprenticeships and plenty of examples of apprentices progressing into permanent roles.
“I’d encourage anybody who is interested in these roles to come along to one of the open days or if you can’t make it, get on our website and find out more there.”
Where can I find out more?
For further information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships