Stockport Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious National Apprenticeship Service award in recognition of its commitment to employing trainees.
The council has provided nearly 200 apprenticeships to young people in order to develop their skills and provide workplace experience.
This scheme has secured them their place on the Regional Apprenticeship Award shortlist.
Councillor Kevin Dowling, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Children & Young People, said: “The Council is committed to providing employment opportunitiesfor young people.
“I’m delighted that the council has been able to take on so many apprentices who have made very positive contributions to the organisation.
“An apprenticeship is an ideal opportunity for young people who are looking for an alternative to full-time higher education.
“It gives the young people the potential skills to move into leadership and management roles.”
If successful and named as a winner for the category, the council will progress to the Apprenticeship Awards national judging panel for the final stage of the competition.
The winner of the award will be announced in September.