Learn more about becoming an apprentice in East Hampshire

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YOUNG people can get a head start on their careers at an apprenticeship open evening.

Apprentices and businesses looking to take on new talent can find out what East Hampshire District Council’s apprenticeship scheme can do for them at the event on Tuesday.

Council leader Ferris Cowper said: ‘Our apprenticeship scheme has been running for two years and we have already helped get more than 20 young people into employment with local firms.

‘Apprenticeships help everyone. They can gain experience and earn wages on the job while also attending a college to work towards valuable qualifications. Meanwhile their employer has a chance to train a keen young employee in the detail of the job and embed them in the culture of the organisation.’

The council makes contributions to wages, to ensure apprentices earn the national minimum wage or above, and helps pay for training and travel expenses.

The event is at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber in Penns Place, Petersfield.