The Co-operative Group launches £9m Apprenticeship Academy
June 10, 2011 Leave a comment
Job prospects for young people were boosted yesterday with the launch of The Co-operative Group’s ambitious Apprenticeship Academy which aims to provide some 2,000 jobs to young people over the next three years.
In addition to offering ‘proper jobs with real career opportunities’ whilst based within The Co-operative’s business group (which includes food, pharmacy, motors, legal, financial services, farming and funeral services) , the Academy will provide apprentices with competitive salaries and the opportunity to develop transferrable skills.
“With youth unemployment hitting the highest rate in nearly 20 years and almost one million 16 to 25 year olds out of work, it’s a really tough time to be a young person in Britain, said Group Chief Executive Peter Marks. “We believe businesses have a real responsibility to help motivate and inspire young people by giving them new opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and experiences to be pioneers for their generation.”
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Nicki, Business Director