Apprenticeship is the way to the top
Published by Anonymous for Two Rivers Housing in Housing and also in Communities
Garry King serves tea to Two Rivers' achiver Hannah Farrugia
The apprentice scheme at Gloucestershire based housing association Two Rivers is really paying dividends for young aspiring community workers, as one ex-apprentice takes another step towards the top.
Not-for-profit Two Rivers has shown that apprenticeship really can provide a stairway to success and a fulfilling career serving the community.
Hannah Farrugia, from Mitcheldean, who only joined the organisation when she completed her A-levels in the summer of 2007, has just been appointed as Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Garry King.
And now the homes and communities organisation is interviewing for another youngster to step into her shoes.
Garry said Hannah had proved that the apprentice scheme can really pay off.
“Hannah has really shown what you can achieve through the apprenticeship scheme. She came in as an apprentice administrator, and has worked on a really amazingly wide range of projects that have made a real difference to the lives of our 3,800 tenants across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire,” he said.
Hannah is also now progressing her career with a place on a prestigious degree course in Business Management and Strategy at Gloucestershire University.
“Two Rivers is a community organisation which delivers for local people. And that includes the people we employ. We really believe in growing local employment, ensuring people can work locally and support the community they grew up in,” he said.
The organisation has two other apprentices on its books at present, with Georgina Kelly from Mitcheldean working in the Human Resources Section and Jemma Dowle from Bream in the Customer Services Team.