This week the Apprenticeship Academy have launched the ambitious challenge of recruiting 100 apprentices in 100 days! Three new apprentices have accepted roles at Croydon Council as a campaign to get 100 people into apprenticeships across the borough in 100 working days kicks off.
Starting this week and finishing on 20 December, the council is working with businesses and training providers within the Croydon Apprenticeship Academy to provide apprenticeships from GCSE to degree level, for residents in the borough.
The council marked the launch of the campaign by appointing three new apprentices to the organisation:
Their roles are not limited to the department they are in, as the new apprentices will be given opportunities to work across the entire council allowing them to develop a wider skillset.
Apprenticeships offer a more practical approach to starting a career, and are open to all ages. Employers will also be able to increase productivity and reduce training costs by hiring and developing skilled and motivated local apprentices through the academy, as the council will cover up to 100% of training costs for small businesses.
Organisations including CALAT, Croydon College and JACE Training are helping provide apprenticeships for the borough’s residents, and Croydon Works is helping link candidates to the roles most suitable to them.
Fatima Traore, who is also a care leaver, said: “I’m passionate about learning, development and skill building. I want to help people gain more skills and I’m passionate about Croydon. I want to develop my own skills while supporting others to do their best for Croydon.
“There’s cultural diversity in Croydon and there’s a boom happening that makes Croydon an exciting place to be. I can’t wait.”
Dan Forrester, said: “I wanted to do something with maths and data analyst seemed like a good idea. I did work experience here and I enjoyed my time working here so I went for it. I’m excited to get started – especially the learning side, as you can increase your skill base while also having a job.”
See our current apprenticeship opportunities HERE!