Alex Chalk launches search for his own apprentice
Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has kick started the search for his own apprentice. The successful candidate, who will be based in Mr Chalk's constituency office, will undertake tasks including casework, diary management and producing policy briefings, while also completing a Business and Administration apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College.
The announcement by the town's MP follows a pledge during the general election campaign to recruit an apprentice within his first 100 days in office. Since May 7th he has met with the Principal of Gloucestershire College, Matthew Burgess, to discuss the recruitment process, and is now ready to take on an apprentice of his own. Mr Chalk is looking for someone to work 37 hours a week, with time allocated every week for the completion of college work.
Speaking as the job advert went live on the Gloucestershire College website, the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service and GlosJobs, Mr Chalk said: ''I'm delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to complete a Business and Administration apprenticeship in my office.
"Apprenticeships offer invaluable opportunities for young people locally, enabling them to earn while they learn. I am pleased that in a small way I will be adding to the 2,700 apprenticeships already created in Cheltenham since 2010.''
Gloucestershire College's principal, Matthew Burgess, added: ''We are excited to be able to help Alex to secure an apprentice to join his team. Apprenticeships provide a valuable route for young people to develop their careers and working for an MP will provide a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate.''
Interested parties can view the job advert here.
With thanks to the office of Alex Chalk MP for sharing this story.