Up to 30 young people could gain council work
Up to 30 young people will be offered apprenticeships this winter which could lead to a permanent council job.
Leicester City Council has created the opportunities in IT, business administration, customer service and premises management.
It aims to try to tackle youth unemployment in Leicester.
The first 18 vacancies are being advertised on the council's website and in job centres from this week and will be specifically aimed at young people aged 16 and over.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
Other vacancies will be advertised in February.
Deputy city mayor councillor Rory Palmer, said: "Over the next three years, our Leicester to Work programme will create more than 100 apprenticeships, 160 internships for graduates and 400 six-month jobs to give people experience of work."
Coun Palmer, who visited Leicester's Stride social enterprise this week to meet apprentices, said: "Addressing youth unemployment is a priority, as it's not acceptable to have more than 3,400 of our young people claiming job seekers' allowance."
The apprentices – expected to join the council in March – will work a 30-hour week and earn the national minimum wage during their 12-month apprenticeship.
About £500,000 has been earmarked for the scheme over the next three years.
Megan Holyoak, 18, started her apprenticeship in customer service in April.
She said: "It gives you a year of work experience, as well as an approved qualification, with the confidence to pursue a career in customer services."