Housing Hartlepool helps to build skills
Issued on behalf of and with the approval of Housing Hartlepool
CONTACT: Helen Logan on 01325 363436
Housing Hartlepool is helping build the skills of young people by taking on four apprentices.
The company, which owns and manages 7,000 houses in Hartlepool, has recruited bricklayer Anthony Chapman, electrician Mark Davies, joiner Kris Bradley and plumber Liam Wood.
The new apprentices will undertake a fixed-term training of between two and four years, depending on the trade they are entering. They will attend day or block release courses at a local college,
Housing Hartlepool’s Building Services Manager John Gill said: “Investing in young people is core to the values we have here at Housing Hartlepool.
These apprenticeships in the building trade provide excellent career prospects and we are delighted to offer this opportunity to these four young people.
Housing Hartlepool also sees its apprenticeships as playing an important part in helping overcome the skills shortages in this sector by training a future generation of skilled construction workers.
Anthony, 22, from Hartlepool, had been on a work placement with Housing Hartlepool through Working Solutions since 2005. During that time he achieved NVQ level 2 in bricklaying and now he is studying for level 3.
Mark, 18, from Wingate, already has a NVQ level 2 and a BTEC 1st Diploma, which he gained while working on placement with Euro Security. With Housing Hartlepool he is now aiming for NVQ level 3.
Kris, 19, from Hartlepool, worked as a roofer for a year before joining the Navy. He has now returned to his home town to pursue a career in joinery.
Liam, 16, is getting his first foot on the career ladder after leaving the town’s Dyke House School.
Housing Hartlepool is the largest housing association in Hartlepool.
It was set up in March 2004 to take over the ownership and management of the Council's rented housing stock following a positive ballot by tenants. It is a not for profit charitable organisation.
Housing Hartlepool is run by a voluntary board that consists of four tenant members, four council nominees and four independent people.
The company manages 7,000 properties throughout the Hartlepool area and surrounding villages. These range from five-bedroom family houses to flats for single people. In addition there is a wide range of bungalows and sheltered housing complexes for the elderly.
The housing service is provided from three neighbourhood-based offices.
For more information, go to: www.housinghartlepool.org.uk
L-R: Anthony Chapman, Mark Davies, Liam Wood and Kris Bradley