Young people are being urged to take advantage of apprenticeship opportunities being offered at Wolverhampton City Council.

The authority is advertising 16 new vacancies for 16 to 18 year olds across a number of departments ready to start work in September.

And with the 6 April deadline for applications fast approaching, young people who are interested in taking up a role are being urged to get in touch.

The roles on offer in September include accountancy, events and marketing, web design, licensing and building services.

In 2012, the council pledged to create 105 apprenticeship opportunities over 3 and a half years.

Wolverhampton's Building Schools for the Future programme has also seen 56 apprentice placements being offered in trades including bricklaying, carpentry and joinery - with further opportunities arising as the scheme progresses.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "This is an excellent opportunity for young people to take their first step on the employment ladder and gain valuable skills and experience.

"In turn, the hard work and dedication of the apprentices we have had so far has had a positive impact on the council.

"We made a commitment to helping young people gain valuable new skills as they make the transition from education to the workplace and this has paid great dividends.

"I would urge all 16 to 18 year olds in the city who are considering what step they should take next to get their applications in before the deadline."

People can apply via Type=links;Linkid=1983;;Target=_blank; and Type=links;Linkid=2551;Title=Apprenticeships;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Monday 31 March, 2014