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New apprentices for housing association


Published by Antonia Edwards for Homes For Northumberland in Housing and also in Education, Local Government

FIVE new heating engineer apprentices have been hired by Homes for Northumberland.

As part of the housing association’s expansion many services such as heating installation have been brought in-house, creating a higher demand for staff and apprentices.

The apprenticeships will last up to three years; and will entail gaining experience within the housing association and a qualification through Northumberland College.

Owen Wharton, aged 19, has just begun his apprenticeship as a heating engineer speaking of the experience he said: “This role gives me great career prospects and allows me to gain a Level 3 NVQ in plumbing and heating whilst working within a reputable company.

“I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship as I am expanding my skills in a trade which I love as well as meeting a wide range of people across Northumberland.”

The new recruits will be joining the organisation’s recently hired ten apprentices, all of who live in a property managed by Homes for Northumberland.

Kevin Lowry, managing director at Homes for Northumberland, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for us and we are delighted to be welcoming new staff to join us during this time.

“Apprenticeships are a brilliant opportunity for young people to get their feet on the career ladder and hone their skills and trades. We have been elated with the success of our first apprentices and look forward to watching our new recruits develop.”



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