Youre hired! Mansfield council take on new apprentices

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Mansfield District Council has welcomed six new young workers who will undergo apprenticeships in business admin, health and social care and electrical.

The young workers will earn as they learn in their roles, and is part of the council’s campaign to encourage other firms to take on apprentices ages between 19 and 24 while offering grants of £1,500 to help cover the costs.

To be eligible for a grant, a business must qualify for the National Apprenticeship Service’s AGE (Apprenticeship Grant for Employers), be located in the Ashfield or Mansfield District and employ less than 250 staff.

The position on offer must be newly created and the company must not have recruited an apprentice in the previous 12 months. The apprentice must be between 19 and 24 and live in the Mansfield or Ashfield districts.

Coun Kate Allsop, portfolio holder for economic regeneration, said: “We are delighted to welcome aboard our new apprentices and would like to wish them well, as they take on their new roles within the council.

“Apprentices can give a real boost to your business and help you achieve your goals, while at the same time creating a skilled workforce. This is a great time to take on an apprentice, as businesses can qualify for up to £1,500 towards the cost of taking on a new person. Get in touch with our Regeneration team to find out how we can help you and what is available.”

For more information, contact Ashfield and Mansfield District Council’s Regeneration Shared Service on: 01623 463 165, email: apprenticeships@mansfield.gov.uk/age or visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/age