Purchasing power creates 200 apprenticeships

Surrey News

Lucy Clarke with fellow apprentice Josh Cella

A Surrey County Council drive to use its purchasing power to create apprenticeships is set to hit the 200 mark.

Nearly 140 organisations had committed to filling 175 apprenticeships as a condition of securing their contracts by the end of December and another 25 roles are expected to be approved shortly.

Places have been created across a host of sectors, including social care, vehicle maintenance and hospitality.

A separate scheme that involves offering a cash incentive to encourage employers to fill apprenticeships created 600 in one year alone.

The news comes less than 10 months after the procurement team set a target of filling 170 apprenticeships in a year to support the council’s efforts to promote economic growth.

Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin: “This is fantastic news and a great boost for young people looking to get on the first rung…

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