Job pledge for Nottingham City Homes
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government
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Nottingham City Homes has joined 155 companies in signing up to the Nottingham Jobs Pledge, which aims to help young people get into work.
NCH, which employs almost 1,000 people, helps to manage and maintain Nottingham’s 27,500 council homes.
Each year NCH takes on average around 20 apprentices each year – with three quarters going on to a full time post within the group. Apprenticeships range from business administration through to plumbers and electricians. NCH also offers work placements to students and works with Nottingham’s schools and Business in the Community to help young people.
NCH chief executive Nick Murphy said: "We know from our experience that investing in apprenticeships and trainees is investment for the future. That is one of the reasons we have signed up to the Nottingham Jobs Pledge, which helps employers in the city attract and recruit good quality employees, especially young people."
Councillor Nick McDonald, portfolio holder for jobs and growth at Nottingham City Council, said: "We are delighted that Nottingham City Homes is joining the 155 Nottingham companies that have already taken the Nottingham Jobs Pledge since its launch in June. The pledge is helping to future proof skills in the city to make sure that Nottingham’s business community can access the talent they need, while also making a difference for young people."