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Council savings approved to provide apprenticeships

Posted on : 26 Jul 2018

Council savings approved to provide apprenticeships

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Members have agreed to allocate £530,000 of savings to providing apprenticeship opportunities across a range of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s services. 

The proposed funding has been established as a result of an under spend in this area, which will now be released for the new apprenticeship programme and could provide up to 23 apprenticeships.

As Caerphilly Council’s WHQS programme and Housing Repairs service already have a comprehensive apprenticeships programme, the new apprenticeships will focus on other service areas. As well as ‘traditional’ apprenticeship opportunities, other initiatives such as work experience and shared apprenticeship opportunities will also be considered.

Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economy said: “Apprenticeships have been used by Caerphilly County Borough Council since 1996 to enable people to obtain vital skills and experience which can be used to secure long term employment. The apprenticeships will also ensure that skill shortages are addressed to meet the future needs of the Council. I am delighted that Cabinet has agreed to allocate funding towards such a worthwhile programme”. 

The new apprenticeship programme will support Welsh Government and Caerphilly Council’s employment, regeneration, skills and apprenticeships priorities and contribute to a number of well-being goals in the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

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