Apprentices can carve out a job

Alan Potterton pictured with his Yorkshire and Humberside best apprentice trophy in 2009.
Alan Potterton pictured with his Yorkshire and Humberside best apprentice trophy in 2009.

HOUSING bosses are giving Doncaster folk the chance to carve out an award-winning career and help maintain 20,000 council homes.

St Leger Homes is recruiting apprentices following the success of previous applicants who have gone on to scoop national honours.

A range of trades, including plastering and gas fitting, will be on offer.

Susan Jordan, chief executive of St Leger Homes, said: “Apprentices are vital. They are our next generation of highly-trained staff to carry out skilled jobs.

“We are looking to recruit apprentices who are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service. We have an excellent record of training and developing our apprentices, and they may gain permanent jobs with us.”

Eight people will be taken on. The positions will be two posts each for apprentice painters, gas fitters and joiners, one post in plastering and a further apprenticeship as a roofer.

Applications for the positions close on Wednesday and the training programmes last for up to four years. Apprentices also have to study towards an NVQ level 3 in their chosen trade.

In 2009 plumbing apprentice, Alan Potterton, 26, was chosen from 10,000 competitors to win second place at JTL’s National Awards Ceremony which celebrates the achievements of apprentices from across England and Wales picking up a cash prize and trophy.

For more information visit www.stlegerhomes.co.uk