New apprenticeship scheme promised in MK Conservatives' Manifesto

Up to 100 apprentices will be given the opportunity to work at MK Council, local Conservatives have pledged.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 10:09 am
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 10:09 am
MK Conservatives will launch a band new apprenticeship scheme if they are successful in May's local elections

On the first day of National Apprenticeship Week, MK Conservative group leader Edith Bald has announced plans to launch a new apprenticeship scheme should they take control in May’s elections.

Speaking ahead of a visit to the UK’s first Apprenticeship Show at Stadium:MK, Councillor Bald said: “Giving young people better opportunities will be a top priority in our manifesto.

“We will be encouraging businesses to come up with new innovative schemes to take on students from across MK. However, to show we are serious, we will lead by example.

“That’s why we have pledged to create a new Apprenticeship Scheme at the council itself.”

The plan would be to have 25 new apprentices being taken on this autumn, with the view to take on up to a hundred in 2 years time.

Mrs Bald added: “We will be looking to have this ready to go within our first 100 days with the hope of having our first intake in Sept/Oct this year.

“I want to see us offering a wide range of opportunities in administration, housing, finance and more technical roles.

“There is only one way to make sure we can deliver this scheme and that is to vote Conservative on May 5.”