Lewisham Council creates 40 apprentice places

Lewisham Council writes:

The Lewisham Apprenticeship Scheme is advertising up to 40 new vacancies online, providing young people in the borough with more opportunities to earn as they learn.
The new apprenticeship roles cover areas such as finance, human resources administration, caretaking, youth work, theatre management, community development, and carpentry.
The apprenticeships, which will start from September 2011, are a mixture of on and off the job training. On the job, apprentices will gain key transferable skills including working in a team, communication and using new technology. Off the job, they will spend time working towards a Level 2 or 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).
Apprentices will receive an annual salary of £14,350 and £500 bonus on successful completion (subject to performance and attendance), 26 days annual leave and 8 bank holidays.

The apprentices will be supported by an experienced manager and a tutor at Lewisham College. Once the apprentices have completed their traineeship, they’ll be in a strong position to move into a permanent job.
To apply, candidates need to be a Lewisham resident, aged between 16 and 24, have GCSE level A to C or NVQ level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent, and be eligible to work in the UK.
The closing date for applications is Friday 10 June and prospective candidates can find out more about the apprenticeship scheme and apply on the Lewisham Council website at www.lewisham.gov.uk/apprenticeships or through the Lewisham Homes website at www.lewishamhomes.org.uk