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Salix Homes celebrates National Apprentice Week

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Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Housing and also in Education

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A Salford housing provider is throwing opening its doors to showcase its successful apprenticeship programme.

Salix Homes, which manages 8,500 homes across Central Salford, is celebrating National Apprentice Week, which runs from March 3-7, with an Apprentice Open Day for young people to find out more about the opportunities on offer.

The open day takes place on Friday, March 14 and will focus on opportunities available in Salix Homes’ 1st Response and Environmental Maintenance Teams.

Sue Sutton, director of customer and neighbourhood services at Salix Homes, said: “The housing sector is a great place for apprentices to learn and develop their skills for the future and we work alongside our partner contractors to offer a wide range of opportunities across all areas of the organisation.

“Apprentices represent a bright future for the housing industry and we are committed to attracting and nurturing that new talent and creating local jobs and opportunities for local people, so I’d urge people to come along and find out what we’ve got to offer.”

National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Last year Salix Homes hosted its first ever Apprentice Awards to recognise the talents, skills and commitment of its local apprentices who have secured training and employment opportunities through the scheme.

The open day takes place from 12pm to 5pm at Salix Homes’ head offices at Diamond House, 2 Peel Cross Road, Salford.

For more information contact Jonathan Drake, head of neighbourhood services on 0161 779 8942 or email jonathan.drake@salixhomes.org

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