Incommunities celebrating a decade in business with apprenticeship boost (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Incommunities celebrating a decade in business with apprenticeship boost
A social housing group in Bradford is celebrating a decade in business by creating ten jobs.
Incommunities is searching for ten top apprentices to be trained in plastering, electrical work, plumbing, joinery, bricklaying and painting and decorating.
The 2013 recruitment campaign coincides with the sixth annual National Apprenticeships Week, which celebrates apprentices and ends today.
Delroy Beverley, director at Incommunities, is responsible for managing the group’s apprenticeship programme. He said: “We expect there to be a significant level of interest and we are keen to hear from school-leavers, job seekers and people from all communities looking to build life-changing careers.”
The scheme, which combines college-based learning with on-the-job training, is open to anyone aged over 16 who is looking to build a construction career with Incommunities.
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ chief executive, said the group had trained almost 100 apprentices over the last ten years.
David Way, chief executive of the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “We are delighted by Incommunities’ continued commitment to apprenticeships.”
For more information on the scheme, ring (01274) 257051. To make an online application, go to incommunities.co.uk/ about-us/jobs before 10pm on May 5.
Meanwhile, pupils at three schools – Bradford Academy, Tong High School and Pudsey Grangefield – have been showing off their design and construction skills as part of an Incommunities’ Interbuild Skills competition.
The event was designed to give the young competitors a hands-on taster of working in the building sector, while promoting National Apprenticeships Week.
Mr Beverley said: “As a major equal opportunities employer, we want to show that the construction sector is open to all and we engage with schools to proactively promote this form of training as a route into rewarding careers.”