Southwark Council has launched a campaign to create 2,500 new apprenticeship schemes by May 2022 to help residents from all backgrounds, with different educational levels and experience, kick-start their careers. The commitment builds on its 2014 pledge to create 2,000 apprenticeships.
Councillor Kieron Williams, cabinet member for jobs, skills and innovation, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to kick-start your career or take the next step up the ladder.
“But there is still an impression among some job seekers that apprenticeships are for younger people, straight out of school or college, when in fact they can appeal to all age ranges.”
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