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Durham County Council Creates 30 New Apprenticeships

30 Jun 2020

Durham County Council Creates 30 New Apprenticeships

Durham County Council has announced plans to recruit 30 new apprentices in 2020.

There are five different types of apprenticeship on offer at the council: Business Administration (Level 3), Financial Management (Level 3), Human Resources Support (Level 3), Horticulture (Level 2) and Waste Resource Operative (Level 2).

There is also a Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying (Level 6) up for grabs at Durham County Council this year too.

All of the apprenticeships will commence in September 2020, with applications for the vacancies closing on Sunday the 19th of July.

Announcing the new opportunities, Durham County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services and Rural Issues, Councillor Andrea Patterson, said: “Apprenticeships can provide the perfect balance between practical experience and education, allowing people to earn whilst they work towards a recognised qualification at the same time.”

“The impact of coronavirus means that the recruitment process for apprenticeship posts will be a little different this year, with interviews, enrolment, and induction carried out online, but all applicants will be supported throughout the whole process.”

“The health and safety of the public and all our employees is a priority. We have risk assessments and measures in place to ensure our existing staff and new recruits can all work safely, and I’m pleased that we’re still able to offer people this fantastic opportunity for people to start or develop their careers,” added Ms Patterson.

One of last year’s apprenticeship intakes at Durham County Council, Josh Thorns, gave his thoughts on his experience so far, saying: “I decided that rather than go to university, an apprenticeship would suit my career goals best. I was impressed with the council's apprenticeship programme and the range of apprenticeships available, so I applied for several posts and was pleased to be appointed as a financial management apprentice.”

“This has been a great way to start my career in accountancy and I’m really enjoying meeting new people, developing my skills and receiving a regular wage,” said the 20 year old apprentice who is studying at New College Durham when not working at the Council.

You can find out more about the apprenticeships on offer on the Durham County Council website.

You will also find a range of other opportunities for young people in this part of the UK on our very own page of Durham Apprenticeships.

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