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Three testing days end in joy for 11.

Byline: Jasbir Authi

A GROUP of Birmingham hopefuls were all smiles after hearing the words: "You're hired."

Housing and regeneration organisation Midlands Heart has employed 11 apprentices after putting them through a series of tests.

The apprentices will take part in a 12-month structured programme in their chosen area, while studying one day a week to work towards an NVQ NVQ n abbr (BRIT) (= national vocational qualification) → título de formación profesional

NVQ n abbr (= National Vocational Qualification) →
 in health and social care and other business-related qualifications.

The organisation interviewed 54 people, aged 16 or over, after receiving 200 replies for the vacancies.

The candidates were put through their paces as they faced basic literacy tests, an interview panel consisting of employees, customers and representatives from Sutton Coldfield College Sutton Coldfield College is further education college and specialist sixth form centre. Its main campus is in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England. It is one of the largest sixth form colleges in Britain. , over three long days.

Of the 11 finalists, nine of the apprentices will work within care and support with two apprentices working within marketing and communications, and the regeneration department.

Carmen White, operations manager See datacenter manager.  for BME BME
abbr.
1. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

2. Bachelor of Mining Engineering

3. Bachelor of Music Education
 and women's services at Midland Heart, said: "This is a very exciting venture for Midland Heart and at the end of 12 months the apprentices will be guaranteed an interview for any position if they meet the required person specification.

"For some apprentices this will be their first job since leaving school and for others it will be a change of direction, which will provide them with valuable insight and qualifications to consolidate a career within the social care, communication and regeneration sectors."

Each apprentice will receive a tailored training programme and mentor, as well as earning pounds 150 a week, access to full employee benefits and a travel pass.

The scheme was run in partnership with Sutton Coldfield College and the National Apprentice Service.
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