Apprenticeship Programme Proving A Huge Success
Thirty apprentices came together recently to be recognised for their achievements and receive their certificates for a level 1 qualification they completed during their first few weeks of employment on the Apprenticeship Programme.
These thirty apprentices are building upon the success of Bolsover District Council’s Apprenticeship Programme that started in 2010 and assisted 106 unemployed people in to full time work with an apprenticeship.
These new apprentices started in February 2012 and during their induction week they were involved in a variety of practical, physical and theoretical individual and team activities and challenges. The common theme was to explore the values and expectations of the workplace and the process gave them an understanding of the invaluable, transferable, soft skills that managers and employers require.
The induction also included a days Art of Brilliance workshop that explored positive psychology. It included choice and how we react to events around us and that we can choose our reaction.
Council Leader, Councillor Eion Watts said, “Our Apprenticeship Programme is proving to be a huge success and we are delighted that another thirty have grasped this opportunity and are doing so well. The Programme gives young people, who were struggling to get onto the job ladder, that invaluable work experience, the chance to learn new skills and improve their confidence and self esteem and I would like to congratulate them on their recent exam success”
SLIC Training of Chesterfield delivered a level 1 qualification in Preparing for Employment, which covered CV writing, job search, applications and interview techniques over two intensive days.
Two of the apprentices have already put these skills to good use having applied for jobs with their placements. One has secured a fulltime job and will continue their apprenticeship in a new role at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
The funding for the programme comes from a mixture of Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Working Neighbourhoods Fund and placement partner contributions.
Date issued: 23rd July 2012
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:42