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The Apprentice: You're hired!

  • 22 November 2010 13:10
  • Posted by David Clayton

Lord Sugar may not be in attendance but City’s Chief Executive Officer Garry Cook was as the club took on two apprentices this month.

The two full-time apprenticeship opportunities have been created as part of the Skills and Enterprise project within City in the Community.

The module specifically concentrates on using the power of football to inspire, develop, improve and encourage educational and entrepreneurial achievement.

The two candidates, Conrad Prendergast and Lee Peacock, selected from more than one hundred applicants, will now gain bespoke opportunities with the Blues.

One apprentice will work alongside CITC towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Development qualification, while the other will work alongside the maintenance department working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering.

The two apprentices will balance their work life with part-time study at The Manchester College gaining an NVQ level 3 qualification upon completion of the course.

Garry Cook said: “We are actually seeing some of our initiatives coming to reality and we now, in Lee and Conrad, have our first two apprentices from our skills and enterprise scheme.

This football club sits at the heart of the community and it’s our responsibility as an employer to employ local people and create jobs for young men and women

...Garry Cook

“I’d like to think this is the apprentices’ first steps on a long and enjoyable journey that will benefit both themselves and the football club in the future.”

Skills and Enterprise Programme Leader Mike Green added: “This is a great opportunity for young people to get involved and further enhances the commitment the club has in giving people from the local community the chance to gain valuable life skills at their football club.”

Watch our exclusive video of the apprentices and their thoughts on joining City.

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