Apprenticeships up for grabs in variety of industries

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Nineteen new vacancies are up for grabs thanks to a training and apprenticeship provider - and more could be on the way.

Profound Group, on Peterlee Business Park, is highlighting opportunities available with a number of local employers. school and college leavers can explore apprenticeships as an option for their futures, with full support from Profound.

Excitement it mounting as hundreds of young people in the East Durham area prepare to receive their exam results. But as well as the excitement and anticipation, the period is also renowned for being stressful for students struggling to decide which avenue to take as they leave school and college

Natalie Bland from the Profound Group

The posts are available in customer service, hospitality, and property and letting.

There are also posts in team leading, business administration, sales, retail, child care, health and social care, and warehousing and storage.

Profound also provides traineeships which are a pre-apprenticeship course for people who are not quite ready to take on the role of an apprenticeship or a job, but who want to gain crucial skills and work experience.

Natalie Bland, from the Profound Group, said: “Excitement it mounting as hundreds of young people in the East Durham area prepare to receive their exam results.

“But as well as the excitement and anticipation, the period is also renowned for being stressful for students struggling to decide which avenue to take as they leave school and college.

“It’s a critical time for them all while they are weighing up their options, an apprenticeship could be the route for some.”

She added: “If anyone would like further information, or visit Profound to get an idea of what an apprenticeship entails and where it could take them, then we would be happy to help and support them making the decision.”

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said it could be a worrying time of year for students as they wait to hear what their future holds.

“We want young people to know that whatever their results, an apprenticeship can offer them a successful future.

“We want it to become the norm for young people to choose between an apprenticeship or university as equally prestigious routes to a great career and secure finances in the years ahead.”