Apprenticeship scheme to be launched by Rugby Borough Council

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RUGBY Borough Council (RBC) plans to recruit up to six new apprentices, as part of a new scheme.

The apprenticeships will be in ‘Business Administration’, allowing apprentices to experience work across the council.

Apprenticeships in trades will also be expanded as circumstances allow.

Cllr David Cranham, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for resources, said: “As a former apprentice myself, I could not be more pleased that the council will be able to fund these six new apprenticeships from existing budgets.

“These apprenticeships in Business Administration will give young people a wonderful opportunity to experience a varied, interesting introduction to the workplace. I’m sure that the demand for these positions will be high.”

The borough council has previously announced its commitment to sponsor an apprenticeship at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, and will now follow this up with the creation of a new Apprentice of the Year award scheme and trophy in partnership with Warwickshire College. This will be awarded for the first time at an event at the Warwickshire College Rugby Centre on June 15.