Kirklees Council to Offer Up To 10 Traineeships

UP to 10 paid traineeships are being created at Kirklees Council in a bid to support the local economy.

Aimed at young people across the district who are looking to start a new career, or who need training to help move into a job, the traineeships will work towards an NVQ level 2 in business administration.

The 12-month training and work experience programme will begin in September.

The council recently reported it would be offering 22 teenagers apprenticeships in a bid to help young people into work.

The council’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme has been running for more than 25 years.

David Sheard, deputy council leader, said: “We want to attract more young people into jobs with the council, so we’re doing what we can to provide new training opportunities and to help people develop valuable skills.

“Work experience, training programmes and apprenticeships are a vital way for young people to get their foot on the ladder at a time when, nationally, the economy is going through a very tough time.

“Leading Kirklees out of recession is one of our key priorities, as is enhancing life chances for the district’s young people. Our array of anti-recession measures, including supporting local business, safeguarding jobs and creating employment opportunities, has won praise at national level.”

Trainees will develop knowledge and skills in order to work in an office environment and learn communication and team working skills.

On successful completion of the programme, trainees will have the opportunity to apply directly for any suitable jobs at the Council.

Those interested in applying must act fast – the closing date for all applications is Friday July 20.

More information is available on www2.kirklees.gov.uk/employment/recruitment/jobs/default.aspx or contact 01484 223306 to request an application form.