Kent Employment Programme places its 500th apprentice

Since its launch in March 2012, the Kent Employment Programme has found 500 young people apprenticeship placements.

Businesses across the county have taken part in the employment drive which gives employers grants of £2,000 and advice on other funding.

KCC cabinet member for education and health reform Roger Gough said: “Apprentices have rightly become an essential building block of education and training for the 21st century. Every young person should get the chance to follow their ambitions and develop their skills. Apprenticeships provide an important opportunity for both.”