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46 Modern Apprenticeship vacancies go live

Posted on 30 Mar 2020

Today, the Council is advertising 46 Modern Apprentice vacancies, from streetscene to housing and professional cookery to digital marketing.

The programme, aimed at 16-19 year-olds living in North Ayrshire is designed to provide our young people with the opportunity to learn the key skills through work and training to kick start their career.

There will also be one Health and Social Care vacancy which is open to young people age 20 – 24 years-old.

The vacancies go live on the MyJobScotland website today (Monday 30 March 2020) and close on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Despite being in the midst of Covid-19, the Council believes it is important that we plan for the future and promote opportunities for our young people who may be leaving school this summer and looking for their first step into training and or work. 

Councillor Alex Gallagher, Cabinet Member for Economy, North Ayrshire Council, said: “Our young adults have faced cancellation of exams and school closures and will no doubt be worried about the future. 

“As a result, we have decided to advertise Modern Apprenticeship opportunities today as planned. Young people will have an extended period to complete applications this year due to the situation. Appropriate recruitment plans will be subject to change and to accommodate Covid-19 government guidance.  We are planning that those that are successful in securing a Modern Apprentice placement would start later this year. 

“We want to make clear our commitment to creating opportunities for our young people, as soon as is possible.”

Over the last three years, the council has welcomed 240 young people into its workforce through its ambitious MA programme.

The programme offers young people the opportunity to kick-start a career in a variety of fields – from traditional options such as business administration and customer services to those more unique including countryside ranger and horticulture.

The closing date for all Modern Apprentice vacancies is Sunday 3 May 2020.

For more information about the council’s modern apprenticeship programme email: MAEnquiriesEG@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or call 01294 324940 where you can leave a message for a call back.

All of the council’s modern apprenticeships are advertised on My Job Scotland: www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/north-ayrshire-council