Accent to create 17 apprenticeships in Easington
Published by Heather Jacklin for Accent Group in Housing
Horden based Social Enterprise East Durham Partnership (EDP) has approached Accent Group with an opportunity to create 17 apprentice places for local residents over 12 months.
The group's northern RP, Accent Foundation, will identify interested residents and get involved in the recruitment, selection and wider support needs of everyone who gets involved, or registers an interest.
The project will see apprenticeships offered to Accent residents, selected and recruited following a two week employability course delivered from East Durham Partnership’s furniture recycling factory (CRATE) based in Horden.
Paid apprenticeships in maintenance operations will allow Accent Foundation and East Durham Partnership to sustain its Helping Hands service. The project, which provides staff and supervision to carry out handyman repairs, gardening and decorating services which are free for Accent residents and only make a small charge to other East Durham residents, has been piloted for the last 12 months. It has proved very successful with good satisfaction feedback.
The apprenticeships would be hosted by East Durham Partnership and employed by Accent and contractor Bullock.
The project will add significantly to Accent’s capital and community investment in East Durham.