Harrow Council have hired eight new apprentices across various departments from Social Care to Civil Engineering.
The apprenticeships were created by Harrow Council as part of their commitment to get young people into work.
The apprentices, who have now spent just over a month at the council, will complete a programme of training and development leading to the relevant accredited qualifications which are business administration, civil engineering or social care.
Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for business, planning and regeneration, Cllr Keith Ferry said: “This is an example of how our pledge to get young people into employment is working through the creation of new jobs. We are also working with local employers to create jobs and take on young people through the Think Apprentice scheme.
“These apprenticeships will give young people the right training and support needed which also lead to recognised qualifications to further help them in their career.”
One of the five Business Administration apprentices is working in Economic Development.
Harrow Council is also be working with local employers to encourage them to also take on young people in the borough through the Think Apprentice campaign as part of Harrow’s commitment to supporting the creation of 500 jobs and apprenticeships for young people during the next four years.