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Council's Modern Apprenticeship Programme - Closing Date Extended

Posted on 30 Apr 2020

Young people thinking about leaving school this summer and applying for a Modern Apprenticeship with the Council, now have more time apply.

The closing date has  been extended to Sunday 31 May, giving young people more time to complete their application form.  

The Council is advertising 46 Modern Apprentice vacancies, from streetscene to housing and professional cookery to digital marketing.  All vacancies are now live on the My JobScotland website.

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.

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: “It’s important we don’t let lockdown stop us planning for the future.

“As a result, we have decided to extend the closing date for applications to our Modern Apprenticeship programme. Young people will have until Sunday 31 May 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.

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

If you’re thinking about leaving school but are still unsure, we’re here to help.

Contact Skills Development Scotland on 01294 272421 for career advice. If you’re looking for a job but not sure what step to take first, contact CEIS Ayrshire by emailing enquiries@ceisayrshire.gov.uk

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