6 September 2019
More people that ever are joining on to be apprentices at Nottingham City Homes, as 10 new recruits join the company.
Nottingham City Homes, which currently has over 100 people on the apprenticeship programme, has now taken on 10 new trade apprentices who all start this week, including four women that have come through our Women in Construction sessions.
Six of the new recruits are also NCH tenants, who have been supported into work by the Employability Hub.
Through the new Employability Hub, NCH are looking to add more apprentices at different times of the year, in areas like business administration, customer service, caretaking, and in a range of construction trades – electrical, joinery, heating, plumbing, bricklaying, painting and plastering. Apprentices gain on-the-job training, study for a qualification and earn money while they learn.
Apprentice heating engineer Claire, aged 34, said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in, learning something new and working with the fantastic people I’ve met so far.”
Nick Murphy, NCH Chief Executive, said: “We invest in apprentices because they play vital roles within our business and many go on to build great careers within NCH. We aim to employ local Nottingham people, and offering opportunities to our own residents is something we pride ourselves on doing.
“We have worked hard to make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy. Our business has always benefited from the employment of apprentices, mainly within our construction trades. However the apprenticeship training opportunities now available cover many different professions within the company and it’s great to see so many people joining in such diverse roles.”
NCH offers its employees and Nottingham residents the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their knowledge and experience, through its comprehensive learning and development programme for staff, and its Academy for residents.
It has even created its own Training Station, based at its Harvey Road site in Bilborough. The Training Station and dummy houses were built by apprentices and is where they can can learn their trade in.”