Apprentices wanted at Durham County Council

The region’s largest council is looking to recruit 66 apprentices to a wide range of posts, from entry to degree level.

Durham County Council is advertising the vacancies to coincide with the launch of its Apprenticeship Strategy for 2019 to 2022.

Representatives from the council and the GMB and Unison trade unions were joined by current apprentices as they signed their commitment to the strategy, which outlines what the council wants to achieve as an employer and the positive action it will take over the next three years to increase the number and range of apprenticeships within the council.

Leader of Durham County Council, Cllr Simon Henig, said: “Our apprenticeship programme is an integral part of our approach to address current and future skills needs. Apprenticeships help us to attract and retain the very best talent and to benefit from a skilled, motivated and flexible workforce.

“We are committed to investing in the continued expansion and development of our apprenticeship programme. Through increasing the range and extent of apprenticeship opportunities, we can help to improve the skills base of our own workforce and across the county.”

Vacancies for 66 apprenticeships, from entry to degree level, are currently being advertised at Posts are available in a range of occupations including business administration, ICT, financial management, civil engineering, highways, electrical, bricklaying and horticulture.