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National Apprenticeship Week sparks recruitment drive in Harrow

Harrow Council is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with a significant recruitment drive in the borough.

Over the last year, the council has helped place more than 60 individuals into apprenticeships across schools, local businesses, and within the Council itself. Many of these apprentices will transition into permanent positions or have upskilled in their roles to advance in their careers.

Santa Hirani, Adult Social Worker at the London Borough of Harrow, and who recently completed her apprenticeship, said: “I’ve been a social worker for almost 22 years. When the opportunity came to do an apprenticeship and complete an accredited qualification, I knew this was something I had to do for myself to further my career.

“Gaining a first in BA (Hons) in Social Work has helped me feel validated in my profession. It doesn’t matter what age you are, the experience for me was very rewarding and very fulfilling.”

Anyone interested in pursuing an apprenticeship or embarking on a new job opportunity are encouraged to attend the Xcite Jobs and Volunteering Fair on 15 February, from 10am to 2pm at Harrow College.

This event offers a valuable opportunity to explore various job and volunteering prospects, connect with employment advisors, and engage with training providers.

Cllr David Ashton, Portfolio Holder for Finance & Human Resources said: “This job fair comes at a great time as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. We have successfully delivered apprenticeships as part of our flagship action to put our residents first and we are looking at what more we can do to help people in their careers.