East Dunbartonshire Council will be creating more job opportunities for apprentices and graduates, it has agreed.
The decision to continue with its successful programme will see a further eight Modern Apprenticeships advertised to begin in August 2015 and a further five placements in the Grad+ Programme, beginning in April 2015.
Council Leader Rhondda Geekie believes the decision is excellent news and demonstrates the Council’s commitment to supporting employability in our young people. She said, “Employability remains one of our key priorities and continuing with our Early Career Development programmes ensures that local young people will continue to have the opportunity to gain paid work experience and invaluable skills development training with the Council.
“The first two phases of our Modern Apprenticeship and Grad+ programmes have been highly successful and all of those who have participated have had very positive experiences. We are continuing to lead by example as a local employer and we are also happy to support any other business in the area who would like to offer similar opportunities to our local young people.”
Councillor Geekie continued: “We are proud of our fantastic record of positive destinations for our school leavers and continue to not only support our young people into further education and employment but to actually offer meaningful work experience placements within our own organisation.’’