A-Team Apprenticeships- Inspirational Community Partnerships

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Cheshire East Council’s A-Team is committed to ensuring young people have opportunities to develop and gain employment. The A-Team is a leading apprenticeship scheme and has provided opportunities to over 70 apprentices in 2010-11.

Alongside providing opportunities directly, we also work in partnership with a number of community organisations and continue to create new partnerships across our borough to benefit young people.

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A very successful partnership we are particularly proud of is the one we have with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Princes Trust Teams. As a result of that partnership we have provided personal development opportunities for unemployed young people aged 16-24 and have also directly recruited 4 young people into A-Team apprenticeships in 2011 all of whom have completed the 12 week personal development programme. One of them has just been awarded A-Team Apprentice of the Year and is also benefitting from an innovative partnership between the A-Team and Wulvern Housing.

Kai, 20, from Crewe, who is completing an apprenticeship in business, was recruited directly from a Cheshire Fire & Rescue Princes Trust team and spent his 1st six month placement in Housing Options in Crewe gaining wide exposure to the full service. He has since moved to work on the Total Community Initiative and is the first A-Team apprentice to be based with an external partner, in this case, Wulvern Housing, a firm partner of the A-Team. He was awarded apprentice of the Year in August 2011.

"During my time at Cheshire East, I have met some of the greatest, hard working group of people I have ever met, and commend the council for its hard work. I have been welcomed by everyone I have worked with and I must say thank you to all of them."

We also encourage our partners and other organisations to support the Trust.

If you are interested in becoming a partner of the A-Team please contact us to discuss this further.

For further information on the 12 week personal development programme please visit the Prince’s Trust team programme pages at Cheshire Fire & Rescue’s website.

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