Published on Wednesday, 28th February 2018


Portsmouth City Council currently directly employs 89 apprentices, with a further 20 in local authority schools. This is a dramatic rise: in September 2014, the figure was just 28 and that was a sharp improvement on previous years. They work across the organisation, with a particular concentration being in business administration. 


Apprenticeships are a good way of upskilling the workforce and of recruiting new staff. While the government is trying to increase take up, particularly in the public sector, few organisations employ as large a proportion as Portsmouth.


Typically apprentices spend a day a week on study or training. The number who drop out part of the way through is encouragingly low.


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