Sutton’s Liberal Democrat council is playing a major role in promoting apprenticeships in the borough because it firmly believes they offer great opportunities for young people, and are good value for local businesses.
Last year, the council launched the Sutton Apprenticeship Hub which brings together information, apprenticeship opportunities and people seeking apprenticeships all in the one place.
The site currently lists 270 vacancies in the local area and highlights a number of real success stories.
Leading by example, the council already has a great track record of taking on apprentices; currently employing 12, with another two being recruited.
Jayne McCoy, Lib Dem chair of the Council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee, said: “We are extremely proud of the success of one of our apprentices working in the Opportunity Sutton Team, who has won the London Borough Councils’ Apprenticeship of the Year award. He saw off stiff competition from across the whole of London.
“Delivering an Apprenticeship Hub to promote apprenticeships was in the Sutton Lib Dem manifesto for 2014, and we are delighted to see it launched, and already bringing businesses and job seekers together to improve local skills.”