In July 2015 we were delighted when a team of our apprentices took third place in the national Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the search for the country's apprentice team of the year. This year, a group of passionate Nottingham City Homes (NCH) apprentices are hoping to match this success by entering the 2017 challenge.
Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2017 team
Over the next few months this intrepid team will be representing NCH by promoting the value of apprenticeships to local schools, careers fairs and businesses. They'll also be doing a community renovation project and fundraising for the Brathay Challenge, as well as for NCH's chosen staff charity Hayward House.
Bulwell Community Gardens - our apprentices come to the rescue
The team recently stepped into help Bulwell Community Gardens get back on its feet after a community project was hit by vandals.
They've been thrilled with the support they've recieved from the local community and press following their involvement:
Spreading the apprenticeships message
Members of the team have already been out in their local communities spreading the word about apprenticeships. Matt and Duane recently attended a very rewarding interview day at Aldercar High School, in Langley Mill, with plenty more similar sessions planned during the upcoming National Apprenticeship Week in March. If you'd like the team to come and speak at your school or youth group then please contact the following:
- Matt Gustard, Team Leader: 07701 012121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa Porter, Apprentice Advisor: 07903 651725 or email Lisa.Porter@nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk
Follow their progress
Follow the team's progress on Twitter using the hashtag #NCHBAC17