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APPRENTICESHIP NETWORK WANT TO BE A NETWORK APPRENTICE? We need enthusiastic young people, aged 16-24, to fill the positions set up through the network. Not only will you be paid and learn on the job, but you can also gain a vocational qualification while you complete the apprenticeship. If you think you could be one of the network apprentices, go online now to complete an application form. Find out more at www.ealing.gov.uk/ apprenticeships Successful applicants will then be invited by council officers to attend one of a number of workshops being held for potential candidates at Ealing Town Hall. The next application deadline is 31 July, with the workshop taking place on 12 August. Those who attend will take part in activities and gain some useful information about apprenticeships and the interview process. After the workshop, all candidates will be given feedback and those who are ready for an apprenticeship could be referred to a specialist skills provider. As vacancies arise, candidates will be put forward for interview, and those who are successful will be taken on as apprentices for a minimum of 12 months. apprenticeships to anyone. It is better than just studying full-time because you are out in the real world doing it, and it is better than just learning the theory.” Peter said: “I have been working in Ealing for more than 40 years and my previous apprentices have all gone on to do well. One has set up his own business. If you put time and care into it, it works really well.” ‘An inspiration’ Morna Mcauley owns the Clocktower Café, in Uxbridge Road, Hanwell. She took on two apprentices as part of the 100-in-100 campaign – Nathan, 21, and Tanya, 18. Morna said: “The whole team find the apprentices to be an inspiration. Young people unfairly tend to get a bad rap, but Tanya and Nathan have a great work ethic. They are hard-working, ambitious people who needed a break.” MORE INFO ■ Call 020 8825 6234 ■ Email apprenticeships@ ealing.gov.uk ■ Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/ apprenticeships CARING APPRENTICES Apprentices working at Ealing Council teamed up to raise more than £3,000 for a homelessness charity. Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/news for more. Below: Billy Taylor, of Car Care ‘Better than studying full-time’ Apprentice Billy Taylor, 17, works at Car Care in Northfields Avenue, Ealing. He was taken on by owner Peter House as part of the 100-in-100 campaign. Billy, who is also studying vehicle maintenance at college one day a week, said: “I’ve always wanted to be a mechanic – anything at all to do with wheels. I’d recommend around ealing Summer 2014 13