5:02pm Tuesday 24th September 2013
A BARRY man has secured an apprenticeship thanks to two housing associations joining forces with a construction company.
Newydd Housing Association and Cadwyn Housing Association have secured carpentry and electrical apprenticeships for young people in South Wales in partnership with Willis Construction Ltd.
Rhys Heathfield, of Barry, was selected alongside Carlyn Payne, of Culverhouse Cross, Jake Hughes, of Llanrumney, and Craig Wilford, of Ely, were successful following the tough selection process.
The apprentices, now employed by Willis Construction, have enrolled in Cardiff & The Vale College and are looking forward to working within Newydd and Cadwyn homes.
Housing Association chief executive, Paul Roberts said, “Housing Associations are much more than bricks and mortar, we want to invest in the future of our young people in local communities for years to come. In the current jobs market, apprenticeships are more important than ever and initiatives with willing partners like Willis Construction are vitally important. We hope to offer more apprenticeships on other major contracts in the future.”
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