Hartlepool Borough council introduces new apprenticeship scheme

Hartlepool Borough Council

Apprenticeship scheme subject to approval

Hartlepool Borough council has introduced a new environmental apprenticeship project which, if approved by Mayor Stuart Drummond, will employ fifteen young people. The council has teamed up with Hartlepool College of Further Education as part of its Flagship Training Solutions programme. The project will last a year and is intended to start in January 2013. The project will incur a total cost of GBP107,025 which will pay for apprentices training, mentoring support and basic wage. Eligible candidates must be eighteen years of age and have been unemployed for 26 weeks.

Damien Wilson, assistant director of regeneration and planning, says: “Each learner will be placed within the council for one year to enable them to complete their apprenticeship framework and will be directly supervised by the council’s neighbourhood services. If this project is approved and is successful, there are opportunities for expanding this delivery model to help 18-24 year olds who are unemployed to enter into work.”