Workforce in training

New recruits are settling into apprenticeships thanks to a council scheme.

Derbyshire County Council has created 700 apprenticeships over four years.

The latest wave of 41 apprentices have now taken up positions such as teaching assistants, civil engineers, countryside wardens and care workers.

Cllr Kevin Parkinson, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The latest starters are across a wide range of services, bringing the number of young people joining us since the launch of our scheme to over 70.

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