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Job offers for more than a third of Carillion apprentices

Just over a third of former Carillion apprentices have received job offers since the construction giant collapsed, according to new figures.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) said 553 of the 1,400 apprentices affected by the crisis had been offered a role with another employer.

The board said it had contacted more than 40,000 construction employers since Carillion went into liquidation earlier this month, encouraging them to take on apprentices, with the help of a £1.5 million cash incentive programme.

Job offers to Carillion apprentices (Yui Mok/PA)

More than 850 employers have responded with job offers.

Gillian Cain, head of apprenticeships at the CITB, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to help so many former Carillion apprentices.

“So many small firms have been critical in finding these roles but the job is not done. I want to reassure those who have not yet received job offers that the team at CITB will continue to do everything they can to help apprentices find new employers and get on with their training.

“We are confident that with industry support we can get all apprentices back on track very soon.”

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