Vacancies are available for young people who are looking for work and are keen to learn a trade. No experience is required, just plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills is essential.
Cllr Ron Round, Leader of Knowsley Council and champion of the Knowsley Apprentice programme, said: "Year on year the Knowsley Apprentice generates a huge interest and the response from our young people is always fantastic."
"I am delighted that we can continue to run this programme. An apprenticeship will help these young people with the first step onto their career ladder and provide plenty of options for their future."
Since 2008, hundreds of young people from Knowsley have secured apprenticeships with businesses across the borough and beyond. Most are now in full time employment after completing their apprenticeship.
One of Knowsley Council's key pledges is to help residents into long term jobs by improving skills, support for jobs seekers and building relationships with employers. The Knowsley Apprentice programme is in keeping with this vision
- A work placement offering training to NVQ level 3 while they earn a wage
- All apprentices will receive national minimum wage for their age (£6.31 aged 21 and over, £5.03 aged 18-20, £3.72 aged 16-17)
- Each apprentice will have a mentor to call on for support in addition to a personalised support package
- Opportunity to secure to a permanent job at the end of the placement
- A subsidised young employee
- Training package up to NVQ level 3 for the apprentice in skills relevant to their placement
- Business Support Officer single point of contact and a bespoke support package tailored to meet each business's needs
The current vacancies include roles in Customer Services, Finance, Business Administration and HR.
Vacancies will be live on the afternoon of Monday 3 February and the closing date for applications is Friday 21February 2014.
Visit www.knowsley.gov.uk for details of all the vacancies and to apply online or call 0151 443 5953