Hackney Homes recruits six new apprentices
Published by 24publishing for Hackney Homes in Housing and also in Local Government
Cllr Glanville meets the Hackney Homes apprentices
Whittled down from hundreds, the successful applicants aged between 16 and 18 passed an application process, which consisted of an interview and a written test.
The new Hackney Homes apprentices will work alongside qualified operatives, in addition to attending either college/training centre to study for an NVQ 2 and 3 qualification. They will gain new skills and learn a range of crafts including plumbing, electrical, plastering, carpentry and painting and decorating.
Many previous apprentices have gone on to permanent jobs within the building trade industry, having gained valuable skills and competency in their chosen trade.
Apprentice Damien Wakefield who has just completed his first year on the Gas Installation scheme said:
“I’ve always been interested in this area of work and was pleased to hear about this opportunity. I always knew that I wanted to do something hands-on and so far this has been great.”
Cllr Philip Glanville Cabinet Adviser for Hackney Homes said:
“The Hackney Homes apprenticeships scheme is valuable to the community and we are pleased to be able to offer this scheme for another year running. It was a pleasure to meet the apprentices and to hear their enthusiasm for their new roles. This scheme provides our local young people with a trade and the experience needed to enter employment within this field.”