Date Posted: Nov 04, 2019
Last week 5 young people gained an apprenticeship with a global ICT company DXC through engaging with the Citizens Advice DurhamWorks programme.
The apprentices will be paid a whopping £14,500 per year to learn the skills necessary to work on their ICT Customer Service Helpdesk.
This programme was run in partnership with another DurhamWorks partner – Raw Digital, who supplied the industry expertise, whilst Citizens Advice County Durham supported the candidates with employability skills.
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A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan for learners to help pay for work-related learning. Learners can borrow from £300 to £10,000 from a participating bank to help support their course.
Find out more on the gov.uk web page.
The founders of www.careermap.co.uk and the careers guidance publication Careermag are launching a new live careers advice tool for young people this summer (2018). The website and magazine combined receive around 70,000 unique visits each month from young people who are looking for inspiration in the early careers market.
Careermap.co.uk are planning to pilot a Live Online Careers Advice Clinic once a week for 4 hours, and will be encouraging young people to log in and access (live chat) and impartial career advice and guidance from professionally qualified career advisers (Level 6 or above and ideally on the UK Register of Career Development Professionals). If you are a qualified practitioner and would like to help to get this new service off the ground, initially as a volunteer, please send a short covering email and your CV to Colin@careermap.co.uk.