MP to recruit admin and casework apprentice

John Healey

MP John Healey looking to hire an apprentice

Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey is supporting the apprenticeship pathway by recruiting one himself. He has advertised for an apprentice administrator and caseworker to assist him with his everyday tasks as an MP.

The apprentice will secure a one year contract working for Healey. One day each week the apprentice will study at Dearne Valley College, working towards an NVQ certificate in business and administration.

Mr Healey said: “I am sure an apprentice will be a great addition to the constituency team and help me in the work I do as local MP. This shows that apprenticeships aren’t just for people who want to train as plumbers or electricians – there are apprenticeships out there that allow young people to take a first step in a wide range of different careers. Nationally, youth unemployment is touching one million and in the constituency the number of young people out of work for at least a year has more than tripled in the last 12 months. I want to encourage more employers to offer apprenticeships and I want the government to do more to help them do so.”