Wolverhampton council recruits health apprentices

Twenty health apprentices are being recruited by Woverhampton Council to deliver health and well being programmes in local primary, secondary and special schools.

Applicants for the apprenticeships must have GCSE grades 4 and above in English and Maths and demonstrate a passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Successful candidates will receive training, £150 per week salary, paid, holidays, pension and be given a dedicated mentor to assist their development.

These Community Sport and Health Apprenticeships have been formed in collaboration with the ConnectEd Partnership and Active Black Country and they will provide benefits to the wider community outside schools.

The apprentices will work with local families to encourage them to adopt healthy and active lives.

The Wolverhampton City Council Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Hazel Malcolm said: ” We are working hard to improve the health and well being of our children and young people, and this innovative programme will help pupils achieve healthier lifestyles and and get their recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.”

The Cabinet Member for  Education and Skills, Councillor Lynne Moran added: ” This is an excellent opportunity for young people who are passionate about sport, physical activity and healthy lifestyles to take that first step on the career ladder through an apprenticeship which will not only give them valuable skills and a nationally-recognised qualification, but also a weekly wage.”