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Nine new apprentices have

joined our Property Services

team as part of our ongoing

pledge to help young people

into work and training.

The nine, who will work from

our depots in Blaby and

Ilkeston, will benefit from

on-the-job multi-skills training

and academic learning at

Stephenson College, in

Coalville. In 18-months’ time

they will be fully qualified and

have the opportunity to

develop a specialism in a trade,

such as carpentry and

plastering.

Some tenants, particularly older

female residents living alone,

told us that they would like the

option of a female-only

workforce working on their

repairs. So the latest recruitment

includes three women.

All the apprentices will be given

a mentor from within our

existing team so they can learn

from those with experience

and always have someone on

hand to ask advice from.

The academy was established

in 2012 as a social enterprise

to provide education, training,

skills and future job opportunities

for local young people.

“We recognise that the

workforce of tomorrow

depends on us

identifying and investing

in talent today. We are

proud to be able to

provide young people

the chance to learn

those crucial skills and

behaviours that

employers are looking

for, and we hope that

some of them at least

will go on to be our own

future employees.”

Adrian Cheetham

Director of Property Services

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