10 August 2011
Caerphilly County Borough Council and their joint Trade Unions representatives (Unison, GMB) have wholeheartedly greeted the news of the new half a million pounds investment in providing training and development opportunities for young people in the county borough.
The authority has plans to put in place one hundred and fifty placements for people aged between 16 –25 yrs in 2011/12 and recruitment has already started.
Cllr Allan Pritchard, leader of council said, "I am really excited with the ideas being put forward as we want to give our young people the best chance of gaining real employment for the future. The Unions have shown great enthusiasm to join with the council in support this concept of real training for young people living in the county borough."
Cllr James Fussell - Cabinet Member for Human Resources said, "The whole council is backing this initiative and we will use the local job centres and make sure we apply a fair process to anyone who wants to apply to get their foot on the first rung of the job market."
Gary Enright, Unison representative said, "This certainly is a step in the right direction, with an aim for Caerphilly to become a preferred employer of choice. Unison has a strong interest in apprenticeship for young workers, with over 70,000 members below the age of 27. This is very much a smart local initiative by the council and we are very pleased to support the project. "
His colleague who was at the meeting representing GMB Neil Funnell said, " The range of opportunities set out give excellent opportunities for all young people to gain skills for the future jobs market."
Job creations are in various fields and will lead to real job opportunities. Examples of the trainee jobs are below:
Work Experience Placements
IT, Construction, painting, decorating,Carpentry, Mechanics, Nursery/Child care, Sport:Plumbing, Office work
Highways Cadets, Marketing/Media Asst, Building Control Trainee, Park Rangers, Park Cadets, Admin
Trainee Planner, Trainee Accountant, Park Apprentices, Theatre Technician, Trainee Valuer, Trainee Enforcement Officers, Countryside Apprentices, Trainee Trading Standards Officer, IT Trainee, Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice, Trainee Technician, Call Centre Operators
Student EHO's, Student Enforcement Officer, Graduate Waste Trainee, Graduate Engineer, Student Engineers, Social Work Trainee
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