Hackney Homes is calling for the borough’s young people to play a part in building Hackney’s future by being a part of the 2013 apprentice scheme.
The scheme is designed to give young people between the ages of 16 and 18 a chance to learn a trade within the repairs and maintenance industry.
Trainees will be provided with quality training, paid work experience and an industry recognised qualification on completion of their course. As well as on the job experience, the apprentices will learn construction skills by attending college one day a week.
After leaving secondary school, Murat Guner, aged 16 wanted to learn a new trade and work in a ‘hands on’ environment. He applied for an apprenticeship with Hackney Homes and is currently eight months into his first year as an apprentice gas engineer.
Commenting on his experience so far, Murat said: "I’ve learnt rapidly throughout the time I’ve been here. Each person I work with has their own way of doing things and I’ve gained a lot of useful tips from them all. I would definitely recommend being an apprentice gas engineer as it gives you a variety of skills in plumbing and gas fitting."
Cabinet Adviser for Hackney Homes, Cllr Philip Glanville said: "It’s always great to see young passionate people who want to learn a trade and contribute towards the future development of Hackney buildings. Whilst gaining new skills, the apprentices also help to make a difference to the homes of many local residents."
Those interested in the apprentice scheme should contact Tracey Maddix, HR Support Officer on 020 8356 6935 for an application pack or apply online by visiting www.hackneyhomes.org.uk/layout-work-apprentices
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 16 July 2013