National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprenticeships and the doors they open for individuals, employers and the economy.

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Deborah Lucas, Head of People Services at Kirklees Council, recorded this message about the Council’s support for apprentices:

Interested in an apprenticeship?

There is support available all year round in the district with local employment support programmes such as Works Better 15-25, training providers & employers.

To access support and local vacancies contact the Works Better 15-25 team on 01484 221000 and ask for Works Better or visit the Works Better website.

More about Works Better

Works Better 15-25 is part funded through the European Social Fund and is delivered in partnership with C&K Careers across Kirklees. It pulls together two projects aimed at supporting young people, these are the Leeds City Region Employment Hub, managed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Youth Engagement and Progression Programme, managed by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.


The Employment Hub will receive up to £4,500,000 of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF programme. ESF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit GOV.UK website.

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