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Council recruits sport and health apprentices for schools

Twenty apprentices are being recruited to deliver sports, health and wellbeing programmes in Wolverhampton schools.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has worked with ConnectEd Partnership and Active Black Country to establish the Community Sport and Health apprenticeships - and people are being invited to apply for the posts now.

The successful candidates will complete a Level 3 apprenticeship while delivering fun, inclusive and challenging health and wellbeing programmes focusing on healthy eating, physical activity and sport within local primary, secondary and special schools.

As well as working with pupils and staff within participating schools, the apprentices will also work in the local community, encouraging families to live healthy and active lives.

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We are working hard to improve the health and wellbeing of our children and young people, and this innovative programme will help pupils achieve healthier lifestyles and get their recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity."

Councillor Lynne Moran, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, added: "This is an excellent opportunity for young people who are passionate about sport, physical activity and healthy lifestyles to take that first step on the career ladder through an apprenticeship which will not only give them valuable skills and a nationally recognised qualification, but also a weekly wage."

Applicants must have a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles and able to encourage and motivate others to do well. They also require GCSEs at grades C or 4 and above in English and Maths.

Successful candidates will earn £150 per week, gain a Level 3 qualification and receive paid holiday and pension. A dedicated mentor will also support them in their role.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Wolves at Work team is leading on the recruitment process, and for more information, please call Sulman Shah on 07773 194407 or email sulman.shah@wolverhampton.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday 18 June, 2018.

Further information about apprenticeships and training is also available by visiting WorkBox

  • released: Friday 1 June, 2018