Cambridge City Council invests £315k in future talent

Cambridge City Council has launched a new four-year project to recruit up to 20 apprentices at a cost of £315,000.

Apprentices will work in in the estates and refuse departments, property services, planning, and legal services.

Cllr George Owers, the executive councillor for finance, said: “Although unemployment is low in Cambridge overall, there are still persistent pockets of youth joblessness. This programme shows Labour is setting an example in providing opportunities for those young people.

“Local government tends to have an ageing workforce, and many departments are keen to recruit younger people to encourage a new generation to adopt the skills for a career in local government. It will provide hope for many who are currently struggling, as well as an injection of new blood for the council.”