Young people in Wolverhampton are being urged to take up a fresh round of apprenticeship opportunities at Wolverhampton City Council.

A total of 14 new vacancies have been announced for 16 to 18 year olds across a number of departments within the authority.

People will be able to find out more about the opportunities at 2 apprenticeship and skills events being held later this month. The first will be held on the ground floor of the Civic Centre this Wednesday (16 October, 2013) from 12pm to 4pm.

The second event will take place at Jamia Masjid Bilal Mosque in Newhampton Road West on Monday 21 October, 2013, from 12pm to 4pm.

Vacancies available this time include posts with trading standards, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the private sector housing team and City Direct.

This is part of Wolverhampton City Council's wider scheme which is seeing the authority investing over £800,000 to create 105 apprenticeship opportunities over 3 and a half years in different departments across the council.

Wolverhampton's Building Schools for the Future programme has also supported 86 apprentice placements in trades including bricklaying, carpentry and joinery - with further opportunities arising as the schemes progress.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "Our apprenticeship scheme has paid dividends for us and we are thrilled with the contribution they have made.

"We made a commitment to helping young people gain valuable new skills as they make the transition from education to the workplace.

"The apprentices we have had so far have been dedicated and hardworking - providing a first class service for the benefit of the whole city and we look forward to welcoming a new batch early next year.

"This is an excellent opportunity for young people and I would urge them to get their applications in before the deadline."

Closing date for applications for the 14 current vacancies is Friday 1 November, 2013, with successful apprentices starting in February. People can apply via Type=links;Linkid=1983;Title=wmjobs;Target=_blank; and Type=links;Linkid=2551;Title=Apprenticeships;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Monday 14 October, 2013