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Apprentices showcase their skills during National Apprentice Week


Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing

Halton Housing Trust took part in supporting National Apprentice week by encouraging their apprentices throughout the business to tweet what they get up to in their roles.

The Trust currently has eight apprentices working in various roles across the organisation and is always keen to encourage more potential apprentices of all ages to come forward for new roles.

Apprentices represent a number of departments at the Trust. Business Admin Apprentices Rebecca Jolly and Chloe Bond took part in a neighbourhood walkabout during the week.  Matty Brown, Jack Martin and Ben Mather from Construction Services tweeted pictures of themselves working alongside the Maintenance Technicians on plastering, electrical work and revamping new and accommodated homes.

Trust works closely with Riverside College and support the excellent work they do to encourage the take up of apprenticeships.

Karen Lopez, Learning and Development Officer said: “National Apprenticeship Week was a great opportunity for us to celebrate our apprentices.  We benefit tremendously from recruiting apprentices, who bring with them a wealth of fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a hunger to learn.”

“In the five years I have been working here, we have had 29 apprentices working in various departments throughout the business, with many of our apprentices going on to secure roles at the Trust at the end of their apprenticeship.  I would encourage businesses to embrace the opportunity to recruit apprentices; the benefits they bring to our business are endless.”

National Apprenticeship Week, from 3rd – 7th  March, aims to show employers the advantages of employing apprentices, to highlight the range of apprenticeships available and to promote the skills of apprentices to employers and the wider public.


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