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Be an apprentice

Young people aged 16 to 24 who want to earn while they learn are invited to apply for an apprenticeship at Hounslow Council.

 

The council’s award-winning apprenticeship programme, now in its tenth year, has seen hundreds of residents take their first step into the world of work under the mentorship of Hounslow Council staff.

 

An apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for employees to work and train towards a qualification. Every apprenticeship receives paid holidays and other staff benefits.

 

Applications are now open for Hounslow young people to take their first step into the world of work by discovering a range of careers at the council.  There are 16 positions currently available in the following areas:

 

Business support

Planning

Processing (cash handling and invoicing)

Community partnerships

Human resources (HR)

Payroll

Lifelong learning

Customer services

Housing

 

The positions are initially for one year and have led to a variety of opportunities for successful candidates.

 

Some have secured permanent jobs at the council or gone on to find full time work elsewhere. Others have returned to education to further enhance their career prospects.

 

More than 60 apprentices have been recruited to the council’s award-winning programme over the last 18 months, with apprentices representing young people from across the borough.

 

The council retains many of the apprentices they take on, with around 70 per cent securing long term employment there once their apprenticeship is finished. The Skills and Employment team also works alongside local businesses to find positions to help young people get employment and training opportunities.  

 

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Communities, Hounslow Council, said: “The programme is aimed at giving young people across the borough the chance to get employed with some real-life work experience and learn new skills, both of which they can look to use either in longer term employment here at the council or take to another role elsewhere.  

 

“An apprenticeship gives you that valuable first step into full time employment while also letting you explore what you really want to do.”

 

Applicants interested in an apprenticeship should apply online, visit www.Hounslow.gov.uk/jobs and search Jobs and Careers.

 

The deadline for applying is midnight on Sunday 15 May.

 

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