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Tower Hamlets Council To Create 1,000 London Apprenticeships

28 Dec 2017

Tower Hamlets Council To Create 1,000 London Apprenticeships

Tower Hamlets Council has pledged it will create 1,000 London apprenticeships over the course of the next three years.

Since Tower Hamlets Council made their ‘Apprenticeship Commitment’ in November, they are already well on track to deliver on their promise with 100 apprenticeships already created.

The council got 150 companies and organisations on board to help them deliver one thousand London apprenticeships to young people before the end of 2020.

Commenting on their apprenticeship pledge Tower Hamlets’ Mayor, John Biggs, said: “At least 1,000 people will benefit from the Apprenticeship Commitment. Businesses tell me how apprentices play a role in their organisations and help create a skilled workforce.”

Speaking to the East London Advertiser, Kelsey Tuffin, an apprentice painter and decorator for construction firm Berkeley Group, said: “The advantage of an apprenticeship is you earn while you learn. I’ve already learned rolling walls, cutting in and using the right tools and equipment for each job and enjoying it.”

Kelsey’s Apprenticeships Programme Manager, Stav Aristokle Hill, added: “Apprenticeships mean we are giving back to the communities we’re working with while supporting industry to fill some of those skills gaps that we have. It’s also important that we support apprentices finding their feet, balancing their college work and assignments with what is often a physically demanding job.”

As well as Kelsey, the Berkley Group have taken on five other apprentices in East London. Many other businesses have followed suit and the council now only needs a further 900 apprenticeships in Tower Hamlets in the next three years in order to reach their target.

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