East End Community Foundation course helps apprentices land jobs

Successful school-leavers who chose to embark on a business apprenticeship scheme run by the East End Community Foundation have all been given jobs after completion of their courses.

As revealed by the East London Advertiser, 12-month programme has seen all six land roles at Barts NHS trust and the MyBnk financial education charity.

Apprentice grad Riyad Khan from Whitechapel commented: “I just didn’t know what I wanted to do when I left school,” he admits. “But my tutor told me about the course, which gave me the motivation to keep improving.”

East End Community Foundation chief executive Tracey Walsh said: “Apprenticeships are a way to get a career for those who may not feel university is right for them. Opportunities open up once they’re with an employer, if they show what they’re capable of.