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You’re hired! Search is on for 2,000 London apprentices

PUBLISHED: 22:12 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 05 October 2010

TOWN Hall bosses are looking for 2,000 apprentices across London in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics. London’s 33 local authorities have agreed to offer the places on their own staff and their contractors’ staff over the next three years

TOWN Hall bosses are looking for 2,000 apprentices across London in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.

London’s 33 local authorities have agreed to offer the places on their own staff and their contractors’ staff over the next three years.

Apprenticeships aimed at school-leavers and others will be a mix of college training and work either in town halls, or running public services in community which include business admin, events organising, customer service, health and social care and construction.

“It is not just Sir Alan Sugar who is looking to hire apprentices,” said London Councils executive member James Kempton. “The public sector is recruiting too.

“It is crucial in these uncertain economic times to increase the number of apprenticeships to reduce the numbers outside education, employment or training to help give them a start in life.”

The scheme organised by London Councils, which represents local authorities across the capital, is part of the build-up to the Olympics being staged in East London and the construction of the Crossrail super tube’.

Council leaders and chief executives formally make the pledge at a London Chamber of Commerce seminar on Wednesday (Jan 28).


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