80% of apprenticeships placed with Nottinghamshire county council have lead straight to further employment, education and further training.
And since the Council started offering apprentice opportunities in the summer of 2011, 152 placements have been created across the Council, with over 30 previous apprentices securing employment with the Council itself.
Along with this, it has also been offering financial incentives to local companies to take on apprentices.
Less than a year into the scheme, 87 Nottinghamshire businesses have taken on apprentices with the support of Youth Employment Scheme (YES) funding from the County Council. This is already half way to their plan to reach 166 businesses in April 2016.