£200,000 training boost for village

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YOUNG people are being given a jobs boost thanks to a £200,000 scheme.

Social landlord Accent Foundation and East Durham Partnership are offering 17 apprenticeships based at the partnership’s factory in Horden.

The scheme would see local apprentices gaining skills towards a maintenance operations apprenticeship, as well as handyman skills through Accent’s Helping Hands scheme.

Recruits would begin a pre-employability course this week ahead of interviews expected later this month.

Applicants must be 19-24, be on the work programme claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and have no previous apprentice or NVQ qualifications.

Those interested should email michael.fishwick@accentgroup.org or call (0191) 5691507 as soon as possible.