Surrey County Council creates apprenticeships through procurement

Surrey County Council has made apprenticeships a condition of securing contracts with the authority and in doing so, has created 200 new apprenticeships.

The council’s procurement team aimed to fill 170 apprenticeships in 12 months to support the council’s efforts to promote economic growth. Apprenticeships span a range of sectors including social care and hospitality.

Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Whether it’s social care, the hospitality industry or any other career, we’re doing all we can to help young people into the world of work because apprenticeships equip them with the skills they require, give businesses the workforce they need to thrive and help the economy grow.”