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MP launches search for apprentice to join his city team

March 23, 2012 10:11 AM

MP Julian Huppert has launched a search for an apprentice to join his team at his Cambridge constituency office.

The apprentice will be the first in a campaign launched by Julian for Cambridge Regional College to recruit 100 apprentices in 100 days.

He or she will work 30 hours a week dealing with issues arising from correspondence from constituents, as well as receiving training.

The role will involve:

  • Speaking to constituents, other MPs, government departments and agencies by telephone;
  • Monitoring the main casework email address and ensuring that urgent emails receive attention;
  • Opening the post, scanning letters in to our system and assigning to the correct member of staff;
  • Occasional attendance at constituent surgeries to support the MP.

The apprentice will also be completing the apprenticeship framework in customer service with Cambridge Regional College.

Julian said: "I am delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to an apprentice. The apprenticeship scheme is an excellent way for young people to learn valuable skills in a working environment. It also gives employers the chance to play their part by offering a training place which will give a young person that all important first step on the job ladder. I hope lots of companies in and around Cambridge will sign up to this campaign and take an apprentice"

Cambridge Regional College's 100 apprentices in 100 days campaign is part of a national scheme to provide more apprenticeships.

Steve Caley, Vice Principal and Director of Employment and Skills at Cambridge Regional College, said: "We are absolutely delighted that Julian Huppert has joined our campaign for 100 apprentices in 100 days, and will be taking on the very first apprentice. He has always been strong in his support of apprenticeships and we are very pleased he will be working with us to find and train his new member of staff. Apprenticeships deliver huge benefits for employers and apprentices, and we hope to see many more businesses following his example and offering job opportunities for young people."

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