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CARING employers can give their workforce a skills boost during National Apprenticeship Week.

 Durham County Council is inviting people to sign up for an IT apprenticeship through its lifelong learning team.

 The team can provide free training and support to help people who are already in employment gain a Level 2 Apprenticeship, including a City and Guilds Diploma in IT and Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

 Julie West, Durham County Council lifelong learning co-ordinator, said: “Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that are tailored to meet employers’ needs.”

 For more information, call 370 8806 or email