University’s apprentices’ success

The University of Liverpool has been celebrating the success of its apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programmes.

They won a national Universities Human Resources award for exceptional achievement.

The University’s pre-apprenticeship programme is a joint venture initiative supported by the Mayoral Initiative Youth Contract. Young people , aged 16-17  are placed in a range of different departments within the University.

They undertake learning programme and will are offered “progression interviews” on completion of the 12 month programme which will allow them to access possible apprenticeship opportunities in the university.

An event to mark the success in the awards scheme was held recently at which the speakers included Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for skills and employment, Carol Costello University of Liverpool, HR Director and Gareth Jones National Apprenticeship Services.

Councillor Small, said: “This programme gives those young people who may have encountered barriers in getting into employment real opportunities, We are determined to increase the number of apprenticeships in the city and the university is to be congratulated on the work they have done. They deserve the recognition they have received.”

• The Mayoral Youth Contract Initiative is committed to helping 16/17 year old Liverpool residents who are not in employment, education or training (NEET )to access apprenticeship opportunities with employers across the city region. The Youth Contract provides Grant funding up to £3500 to all employers who we can work with to help identify and create apprenticeship opportunities for the young people of the city. If you are 16/17 years old looking for an apprenticeship opportunity or if you are an employer looking for Grant Funding support. Please contact the Liverpool Apprenticeship Team on 0151 233 5346 or e-mail liverpool.apprenticeship@liverpool.gov.uk

Pictured: Councillor Small with Carol Costello, HR Director at the University.