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100 Apprenticeships target hit six months early

Published Wednesday, 28 September 2011

We did it! as part of a London wide pledge Enfield Council agreed to recruit 100 apprentices by 2012 and this week the Council announced it had reached its target six months early.

100 Apprenticeships target hit six months early

Enfield Council's Chief Executive Rob Leak welcomed four new apprentices to the Council and the beginning of their new career on September 26. Amongst them was Louise Daniels - the 100th apprentice to join the Enfield Council Apprenticeship Scheme.

More than half the people recruited at the start of the pledge are now either employed or have gone on to an advance apprenticeship, within the Council. 

They have completed or are studying intermediary or advance apprenticeships in a range of areas which include, Catering, Cultural Arts, Business Administration, Horticulture, Trees and Timbers. This month the Enfield Scheme welcomed its first two Civil Engineering apprentices and is looking forward to an intake of Social Care and Cleaning and Support Apprenticeships within the next two months.

Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Doug Taylor, said: "We are committed to offering young people opportunities which give them the ability to discover and realise their ambitions through paid work experience and the achievement of a recognised qualification. 

"We want to get our young people into jobs and training which help them achieve their potential and drive the economy of Enfield into the future.

"We are very proud of the quality and breadth of apprenticeships which are available in Enfield and we are confident we can find a training scheme to appeal to young people regardless of the area of work they want to enter."

In 2009 Enfield Council was one of 33 council's who pledged to increase the number of apprentices employed by them and their contractors.  The target then was to offer 2,000 apprenticeships by 2012. At the time it was thought to have been a difficult task, but this target has also been met before time. 

If you would like to find out more about apprenticeship, please look on www.apprentice.co.uk

For information about the Enfield Apprentice Scheme  please email: joyceline.hogan@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 6128.

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