North Ayrshire Council is expanding its Modern Apprenticeship scheme, with a cash boost of £400,000.
The cash-injection means more opportunity for North Ayrshire’s young people to gain valuable work experience, while working towards a recognised qualification.
Up to 22 new apprenticeship positions are set to be advertised on myjobscotland and the Council website over the coming weeks.
Roles are available in customer service, professional cookery, facilities management and business administration.
The scheme is aiming to support more than 400 young people in apprenticeship schemes over the next two years.
At the moment the Council currently employs 75 Modern Apprentices, as well as supporting local businesses, paying a wage subsidy of up to 50 per-cent.
Cabinet Member for Economy and Employment, Councillor Marie Burns, said: “We are committed to tackling the issue of unemployment and the Modern Apprentice scheme is just one of the ways that we are supporting people into work.”
Further information on the content of each of the Modern Apprenticeship programmes and how we recruit is available at: http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/Documents/CorporateServices/HR/ ModernApprenticeshipProgramme.pdf