East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to hold an Open Day for people to join the council’s apprenticeship pool, with vacancies available with local businesses to start immediately.
The council’s employment and skills team has customer service, business administration and IT apprenticeship vacancies with businesses in sectors, including marine technology, home furnishings, local authority, estate agent, car hire, healthcare, hotel and catering, ladies clothes wholesaler, medical groups and training providers.
The apprenticeship pool is for people who are applying for apprenticeships now, but struggling to get interviews. The team works with local employers who have apprentice vacancies now and prepares people for the opportunities that they find. They currently have vacancies with local organisations for apprenticeships to start during January/February.
To apply for the apprenticeship pool, applicants need to come along with a current CV to the Employment and Skills Team Apprenticeship Pool Open Day on Thursday, 23 January, 4 – 6.30pm, at the Treasure House, in Champney Road, Beverley. Anyone unable to attend the event, but who would like to know more about the vacancies, call (01482) 887670 and ask for Dawn Redfern.
Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This open day is a great opportunity for local people who are looking for apprenticeships to come along and get more help with finding vacancies. We are also working with local employers who have apprentice vacancies now, so we’ll be keen to find candidates who are suitable to fill these posts on the day.”
Sara Arnold, employment and skills manager, said: “We currently have a higher than normal number of apprenticeships in businesses admin, IT and customer service with local East Riding businesses. We need to fill these vacancies for employers and have therefore decided to hold a recruitment event where we can assess people’s suitability for the vacancies.
“Depending on a person’s circumstances, people attending may be eligible for further training that gets them to the standard required by local employers to apply for their apprenticeship vacancies, if they are not there already. In some circumstances we can also prepare you for apprenticeship interviews, including giving you a real life ‘mock’ interview. Clients with the right attitude will be accepted onto the programme and no specific qualifications are needed.”
As well as an up-to-date CV, applicants interested in joining the apprenticeship pool must live, or be looking to work, in the East Riding/Humber region. Only people with the right attitude and a genuine interest in being an apprentice will be accepted into the apprenticeship pool (apprenticeship wages start at £2.68 per hour).
Those with a degree may still be eligible to apply and some employers do not require any minimum level qualifications.