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Apprenticeships for young people across Dudley borough get a boost as Dudley Council and Dudley College forge a new partnership

Mar 11 2015

The partnership launches as part this year's National Apprenticeship Week and it is set to increase apprenticeship and other employment opportunities for local people.

The agreement between Dudley Council and Dudley College will see the college become the preferred training supplier for council apprenticeships. It is aimed that the partnership will bring in a minimum of 60 apprentices each year.

Lowell Williams, Principal at Dudley College, said:
"The college works very closely with Dudley Council on a number of projects and I am delighted this partnership has now extended to include their apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeships are essential to the continued development of the workforce within the council, and for many other employers across the Black Country, as they provide the skills and training required to support economic growth.

"The signing of this agreement during National Apprenticeship Week illustrates the council's commitment to skills development and paves the way for many local young people to benefit from employment and training."

If you would like to find out more on apprenticeships with Dudley Council, learning and working at the same time, call us on 01384 811300 or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers.
Councillor Tim Crumpton, cabinet member for children's services, said:

"This is an exciting new partnership for young people across Dudley borough and it gives this year's National Apprenticeship Week an extra boost. It celebrates the importance that Dudley Council puts on apprentices, both as individuals and the wider impact they have on the local business economy. 

"The partnership will lead to new apprenticeship opportunities being opened up across the range and breadth of the council."
In addition to the college delivering training for Dudley Council the two organisations will work together to lead the way in increasing young people's awareness of apprenticeships, holding joint careers events across the borough, promotional activities and helping partners to provide new apprenticeship opportunities.