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Kick Start a Career in the Maintenance Industry


Published by Sophie Middleton for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Education

Jess Senior – Apprentice at Sanctuary Maintenance Jess Senior – Apprentice at Sanctuary Maintenance

Young people interested in beginning a career in the maintenance industry are being offered the opportunity to work and learn with national facilities management company, Sanctuary Maintenance. Twenty new apprenticeship placements across the country are now up for grabs.

Joining forces with Stephenson College, Sanctuary Maintenance are offering people aged 16-24 the chance to learn and experience all aspects of the industry from painting and plastering through to plumbing and carpentry.

Jess Senior, Leeds based Maintenance Operations Apprentice at Sanctuary Maintenance, said: “I have learnt a lot in a short space of time whilst working with Sanctuary, it is very rewarding to look at the comparison between what I used to know before the apprenticeship started and what I know now.

“You have to be open to different opportunities. You can learn invaluable knowledge on an apprenticeship but you have to show you’re willing.”

The apprenticeship programme will last between 18 months to two years and successful candidates will work alongside Sanctuary Maintenance’s responsive repairs or planned works teams.

Alongside work the apprentices will study towards a Multi-Trade Level Two NVQ Diploma at Stephenson College, leaving them in the best position to step onto the career ladder.

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2014. For more information or to apply for the role visit


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