Lincolnshire PCC criticises apprenticeship no-shows

PCC Marc Jones
Image caption PCC Mark Jones said the apprenticeship would help young people develop

A police and crime commissioner said he was disappointed a number of candidates failed to turn up for interviews for an apprenticeship in his office.

Marc Jones PCC for Lincolnshire said the scheme was designed for young people to "help develop them for Lincolnshire".

The successful candidate for the one-year position would be paid £185 per week.

Mr Jones said the role was created by removing a senior post.

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Speaking on Twitter, the commissioner said those who did not turn up missed a "valuable interview experience".

"We had some great applicants come forward, which is wonderful to see," said Mr Jones.

"Then we get to the interviews and you get several people not turn up".

"It is indicative of the way we educate children and we need to make sure that we build in to them how important it is to develop those skills around employment."

About apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study
  • Candidates need to be aged 16 or over
  • Available to anyone not in full-time education
  • Pay rate is £3.70 per hour for those under 19
  • People aged over 19 who have completed a year of their apprenticeship are entitled to the National Minimum Wage

Source: Department for Education

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