Stoke-on-Trent City Council agree Port Vale deal

Stoke-on-Trent City Council have agreed to accept an offer for Port Vale Football Club at a special meeting of the full council last night.

Councillor Mohammed Pervez, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council said Continue reading

Council call emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss Port Vale sale.

port vale football club badgeCouncillor Mohammed Pervez the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council has moved quickly to make arrangements for an emergency cabinet meeting to consider expected fresh documentation for creditors who are owed money by Port Vale Football Club.

The council is expecting to receive documentation from club administrator, Begbies Traynor concerning the details of the best bid from the administration process this afternoon. Continue reading

New Apprentice Positions To Be Made Available By City Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council will host an open day this month for up to 100 apprentice positions following Cabinet’s decision to expand the current scheme.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Work Based Learning Team will host the event at Port Vale Football Club on Monday May 24, between 10am and 6pm. Applicants will have the opportunity to talk to employers about apprenticeships, get help with applying for our vacancies and speak to our current apprentices about their experiences.

The Council Apprentice Programme is a way of helping to train local young people and assist the council with future workforce requirements. The positions, which will be financed within department budgets, will see the city council take on extra apprentices each year across a range of areas within the organisation. Apprenticeships will be available in areas including business administration, customer services, childcare and sport.

Councillor Hazel Lyth, cabinet member for economic development and culture, said: “We must strive to encourage young people in the city to aim high in their future careers by offering positions and giving advice on how to apply for work. Providing young people with job opportunities is a vital way of giving them the chance to demonstrate their unlimited potential and to rejuvenate the jobs market within Stoke-on-Trent.”

Apprenticeship opportunities will be available for young people aged 16 to 18. For more information about apprenticeship positions call 01782 238196 or email