ROCHDALE MP Simon Danczuk has stressed the need to help more young people into work after taking on a new apprentice.
Harry Hodgson, 18, started work this week as an apprentice caseworker in Mr Danczuk’s constituency office in Rochdale.
He will assist the casework team to provide advice and support to constituents with a wide variety of problems.
Harry will learn on the job while working towards a Level 2 Business Administration NVQ with Skills Solutions in Manchester.
Mr Danczuk said: “I’m a great believer in apprenticeships as a way of giving young people the help and training they need to enter the world of work.
“Studying at sixth form or university can be a great experience but it's not for everyone and it’s important that there is a choice available.
“Harry is the second apprentice we have had in our office and I’m delighted we are able to offer this sort of opportunity to local youngsters.
“I know many organisations in Rochdale are already involved with apprenticeship schemes and I’d urge anyone looking to employ new staff to consider hiring an apprentice.”
Harry said: “I am most looking forward to meeting and helping different kinds of people with whatever their problems may be.”