Local business, Rushcliffe Fencing, has been able to take on its first apprentice thanks to its success of working on projects for Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council.
The firm has taken on 20 year-old apprentice, Brandon Dodsworth of Bilborough, who will complete his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Fencing with the company over the next 12 months.
Brandon began a three-month trial with Rushcliffe Fencing in November last year after completing a three-year Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery at New College Nottingham’s Basford Hall site. The trial was extended at Christmas when Rushcliffe made the decision to offer him an apprenticeship, and now, thanks to funding from the Nottingham Jobs Fund, Brandon will start his apprenticeship officially on Monday 20th March.
He will be working with Rushcliffe Fencing on projects for Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council, including major fencing renewals on Alderton Road in Sherwood, Norton Street in Radford, Leybourne Drive in Bestwood, and in Wollaton Vale.
Rob Chapman, Director of Rushcliffe Fencing, said, “Brandon joined us in November last year and was very quiet at first. However, he soon discovered a real love for the work, and he’s now become an invaluable member of the team. And these days, we can’t shut him up!”
Following Brandon’s successful appointment, Rushcliffe Fencing is considering recruiting a second apprentice in the summer.
Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills, said, “This is another great example of a young person from Nottingham working hard and being rewarded with an apprenticeship. This is a great opportunity for Brandon.
“Close working between training providers and employers with the added financial support of the Nottingham Jobs Fund Plus gives local young people the best chances in life and by supporting them helps to reduce unemployment in Nottingham.”
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes, said: “We’re always keen to work with local companies to help us improve Nottingham’s housing and the estates we manage. We emphasise to all our contractors, however big or small, the need to invest in local people and provide job opportunities within Nottingham wherever possible. It’s great to know we’ve been able to support Rushcliffe Fencing in their growth, and that they have given Brandon a golden chance to achieve his potential with them.”
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