North Lincolnshire Council extends youth job scheme

A council apprenticeship scheme is being extended in an effort to offer work experience and training to youngsters looking for full-time jobs.

North Lincolnshire Council took on dozens of apprentices when the scheme started in April.

Now it has announced the scheme will be extended into 2013 with more than 30 places on offer.

The aim is to give the candidates a better chance of securing jobs in the council and private sector.

Three hundred and seventy people applied for the first batch of 40 places.

Councillor Liz Redfern, the leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: "We are creating more opportunities for young people to gain valuable work experience and to receive training at the same time.

"The new scheme will also give them the chance to work in the private sector as part of their apprenticeship - giving them even more opportunities to learn.

"Our apprenticeship programme has been a great success so far.

"We are giving young people every opportunity to help them find jobs."

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