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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