New homes in Leeds completed with help from apprentices
Published by Heather Barnes for West North West Homes Leeds in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
A project to deliver 47 new homes in west Leeds has been completed with the help of two local apprentices.
Leeds City Council has worked in partnership with developer Keepmoat Homes, West North West homes Leeds and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), who have part-funded the venture. A total of 25 two bedroom council houses and 22 houses for sale have been built across three sites in west Leeds, including Marsden Street and Evelyn Place in Wortley, and the former Waterloo Infants school site in Pudsey. .
As part of Leeds City Council’s commitment to creating employment opportunities, the council tries to ensure that any developer they work with offers a number of jobs and apprenticeships to local people. Keepmoat offered apprenticeship opportunities to two young local lads Joe Thrush and Ryan Springer, students from Leeds College of Building, who started working on the scheme in March 2011.
Keepmoat have been impressed with the progress and commitment shown by Joe and Ryan during the last 12 months and have since offered them an opportunity to continue their apprenticeships with the organisation on another site now this scheme is complete.