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Club providing employment opportunities during National Apprenticeship Week

Posted on 8 March 2017  - 17:37

White Hart Lane today (Wednesday, March 8) opened its doors to hundreds of local jobseekers and potential employers at an Apprenticeships Fair held during National Apprenticeship Week.

The Club’s stadium played host to a variety of employers from a wide range of companies offering live apprenticeship opportunities.

These included the Bank of England, BT and Hilton Hotels, as well as a number of contractors currently involved with the construction of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium development.

The project continues to drive the regeneration of Tottenham, as well as all job opportunities in the local area through a partnership between the Club, Haringey Council and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Once complete, the development will support around 3,500 jobs, with £293 million pumped into the local economy each year, an increase of 1,700 new jobs and £166 million local spending a year – an enormous impact for an area in real need of new jobs and more economic activity.

To date, more than 200 apprenticeships have been created as a direct result of the new stadium development, and next month the Government will bring into effect a new Apprenticeship Levy aimed at delivering a target of three million apprentices nationally by 2020.

Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “It is clear that our stadium development scheme is driving employment in the area and this week’s Apprenticeships Fair is yet another example of how the Club is ensuring that local people are the ones to benefit directly from the opportunities we are providing.

“We are proud to have a proven track record in delivering apprenticeships across a range of sectors and this week will offer a unique chance for hundreds of local residents to interact with major employers.”

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career.

An apprenticeship provides an alternative route into higher education, with a work-based learning programme enabling students to ‘earn while you learn’, leading to practical experience and a nationally recognised qualification relevant to a chosen profession.

Today’s event was attended by Councillor Ali Gul Ozbek, the Mayor of Haringey, alongside Grant Cornwell MBE, Chief Executive of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.