Surrey County Council is creating 200 apprenticeships by making them a condition of securing contracts with the authority.
By the end of December, nearly 140 organisations had committed to filling the 175 apprenticeships that have been created so far. Another 25 apprenticeship roles are expected to be approved shortly.
Less than 10 months ago, council’s procurement team set a target of filling 170 apprenticeships in a year to support the council’s efforts to promote economic growth.
Places have been created across sectors including social care, vehicle maintenance and hospitality.
Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Whether it’s social care, the hospitality industry or any other career, we’re doing all we can to help young people into the world of work because apprenticeships equip them with the skills they require, give businesses the workforce they need to thrive and help the economy grow.”