Apprentices night set for Heanor

Eighty apprenticeships are on offer from Derbyshire County Council as the authority moves to boost job opportunities for local young people.

Councillor Brian Ridgway, DDC’s cabinet member for council services said: “There are almost a million unemployed young people in the country and we have pledged to create jobs and opportunities for the people of Derbyshire. These 80 youngsters will now be given a real opportunity to gain skills.”

Would-be apprentices and their parents and carers can go along to an event on Friday June 21, from 3pm to 7pm at Wilmot Street Centre, Heanor.

The latest apprenticeships within the council offer opportunities in 13 areas, including business administration health and social care. land surveyor. music production and marketing, outdoor education. school catering, teaching assistant, creative digital media, customer services and youth work.

Councillor Ridgway added: “We will provide quality apprenticeships and opportunities to move into real jobs with prospects – what better way to invest in Derbyshire than to produce highly skilled workers?”

Applicants have until July 7 2013 to apply and the placements will start in September 2013. For further details, contact Simon Gleadall on 01629 535850.

More information on the apprenticeship scheme can also be found online at