Ealing looks for new crop

Ealing Council is looking for a new group of people aged 16-24 to join its apprenticeship programme.

The programme provides young people with an opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification while gaining work experience within the council. Apprentices are paid a starting allowance from £160 per week.

Sean Kelly, 21, is one of the recent graduates who successfully completed the council’s year-long apprenticeship programme working for the planning policy service. He has now secured a permanent role at the council, and is further developing his skills with an urban regeneration degree at South Bank University.

He said: “It gets you used to the work environment, and teaches you lessons you wouldn’t learn in education, such as how to conduct yourself and skills you wouldn’t learn at university. It has allowed me to apply skills I had as well as develop new skills.”

Councillor Julian Bell said: “The Ealing Apprenticeship Programme is a great opportunity for young people to learn a new skill in the workplace, gain qualifications and take those first steps in their careers. “

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