Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Foundation Modern Apprenticeship Scheme

Briefly touched on earlier this year, the Welsh Assembly Government's flagship apprenticeship programme provides the opportunity for young people with limited qualifications, those who are unemployed; or want to change their career; to develop skills and experience to help gain sustainable employment.

6-month placements have been created for 10 candidates (yes, that figure is 10) with 6 based in the Merthyr office and 4 in Cardiff.

First Minister Rhodri Morgan (earlier this year):
The scheme highlights how the location strategy can move skilled public sector jobs* out of Cardiff and provide good career opportunities for young people. Its success will be used to develop apprenticeship opportunities in other Government offices.
* average age of apprentices was 19 and they were given an Admin Assistant workload.

A nice gesture that means well. Based on results like this, in order to achieve fuller employment by 2020 [3020 more like] we would have to keep the birth rate down to a minimum.

Single child families as in China perhaps? That's me counted in at this stage.


Anonymous 12 August 2008 at 15:53  


Miss Wagstaff 12 August 2008 at 16:04  

Yes. I linked to you already. Please read the post below :)

Bill James 13 August 2008 at 19:59  

Yet another exaggeration from the Welsh Assembly Government. When will they ever learn not to play initiatives up when there's nothing to play up?

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