Apprentices trade places for a day

JOB SWAP Tom Langford, apprentice at Alice's Hardware, David Baghurst-Price, Alice's Hardware owner, Mica Samuels, Alice's Hardware manager, Karim Sheta,  Kirklees Council apprentice

JOB SWAP Tom Langford, apprentice at Alice's Hardware, David Baghurst-Price, Alice's Hardware owner, Mica Samuels, Alice's Hardware manager, Karim Sheta, Kirklees Council apprentice

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Some of Kirklees Council’s apprentices have spent a day in someone else’s shoes to get a better idea of the different kinds of jobs available.

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, the council arranged a day during which admin workers could get to learn a bit about retail and vice versa.

Cabinet member Coun Peter McBride said: “Whilst many apprentices go on to permanent employment within their current workplace it is also important that they get to see what other opportunities exist so that they can make informed decisions about their future options.

“Apprentices not only learn how to do a specific job but also gain transferable life and professional skills which make them excellent employees for any type or size of business.”

The programme began when Karim Sheta swapped his role in the reactive maintenance team at Honley with Thomas Langford, who works at Alice’s Hardware in Huddersfield’s Queensgate Centre.

Young people interested in being an apprentice can like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/kirkleesapprenticeshiphub or follow them on Twitter @kirkleesapphub. Advice is also available from C&K Careers on 01484 226750.

Businesses who are interested in taking on an apprentice can contact Kirklees Apprenticeship Hub by emailing Apphub@kirklees.gov.uk or calling 01484 437075.