Slough Borough Council, in conjunction with its transactional services partner Arvato, is seeking ambitious young adults to join its ever-expanding apprenticeships scheme.
The council and Arvato are currently recruiting 40 intermediate apprentices in business administration, customer services and youth work.
The number of positions available this year has increased from about 25 to 40 partly due to the success of previous years, which have seen many of the apprentices go on to get permanent jobs within the council, Arvato or other organisations.
The increase also follows a joint pledge by the council and Arvato to take on more apprentices.
Councillor Mohammed Nazir, commissioner for education and children services for Slough Borough Council, said: “Our apprenticeships scheme has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 years.
“We’ve now seen hundreds of talented young people pass through our doors and go on to have exciting careers in a variety of fields in and outside the council.
“It is a fantastic way to find your feet in a supported environment and gain that all important work experience so highly valued by employers.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer more places this year and hope to see lots of young people applying.”
Kevin Hales, Slough site director at Arvato, said: “We’ll be bringing more than 200 new jobs to Slough this year, and our apprentices play a vital part in building up our workforce and delivering an excellent service to our clients.
“We’re very happy our joint apprenticeship scheme with Slough Borough Council has been so successful to-date, and it’s great to know we’re helping our apprentices fulfil their potential and develop exciting careers.”
Successful applicants will be employed on a one-year fixed term contract of apprenticeship, with a training allowance ranging from £643.10 to £695.24 depending on hours.
During the course of the year apprentices will be expected to do one or two work placements and they will leave with a nationally recognised qualification.
Entry requirements for the program are:
– Business administration – aged 16-18 on Wednesday 7 September (start date), Slough resident for SBC placements only
– Customer service – aged 16-18 on Wednesday 7 September
– Youth work – aged 18-24 on Wednesday 7 September, Slough resident
The advert is now open and recruitment packs and flyers can be downloaded here
Closing date for applications is Thursday 9 June.
Please contact Elizabeth Lennon, learning co-ordinator, on 01753 875071 or Fazila Khan, work placement support officer, on 01753 875715/5071 with any queries.
Candidates who would like support with the completion of their application form can contact the council’s young people’s services team, who offer support, information, advice and guidance. Call them on 01753 875510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org