Young residents in Barnet have just days left to apply for new apprenticeships available from local authority trading company The Barnet Group.

The Barnet Group and its subsidiary organisations, social landlord Barnet Homes and social care company Your Choice Barnet, are hoping to offer up to 14 apprenticeships for people aged 16 to 24.

Successful candidates will receive on the job experience within different teams for 12 months along with paid-for tuition for a NVQ Level 2 Qualification in Housing.

Please complete the application form and indicate which area of The Barnet Group you would like to work in. Both forms should be returned to:

The closing date for applicationsĀ is Friday 7 September.

Barnet Homes recruited seven apprentices in 2011-12, with three already having been offered full-time positions at the organisation when their apprenticeships end next month (September).

Chief Executive of The Barnet Group, Tracey Lees, said: “We’re very pleased with the success of our first apprenticeship scheme. As one of the borough’s biggest employers we have a duty to support the local community and we want to offer more apprenticeships this year.

“We particularly want to give young Barnet Homes residents the best possible chance of finding long-term work. This is part of our ‘Feeling the Squeeze?’ commitment to help residents through the economic downturn and also our efforts to help tenants cope with the upcoming changes to the benefits system.

“This is a potentially life-changing opportunity for some of our young people and I hope they will take advantage of it.”

The Barnet Group has also been working with Barnet Homes repairs contractor Mears to offer apprenticeships to local people. Mears has been recruiting two apprentice electricians and two apprentice plumbers, but is looking for young people interested in two trainee roles in business administration and customer care.

People interested in those roles should apply, quoting reference 181932, to Training for London on 020 8266 4333, email or visit the National Apprenticeship Service at The closing date for application for these roles is 31 October 2012.