Mature people picking up new skills at building site

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''2nd September 2013.'Lovell Homes - New Career Skills students at Lincoln Gardens, Doncaster.'L-R (Back) Richard Sykes, Site Manager Lovell Homes, Gina Standage, Health & Safety Adviser Lovell Homes, Danielle Forbes, New Career Skills, Rob Kerr, Site Manager Lovell Homes. (Front) Daryl Pike, Sharon Edwards, Ian Banks, Patrick Covell.
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''2nd September 2013.'Lovell Homes - New Career Skills students at Lincoln Gardens, Doncaster.'L-R (Back) Richard Sykes, Site Manager Lovell Homes, Gina Standage, Health & Safety Adviser Lovell Homes, Danielle Forbes, New Career Skills, Rob Kerr, Site Manager Lovell Homes. (Front) Daryl Pike, Sharon Edwards, Ian Banks, Patrick Covell.
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A Doncaster housing firm is giving work experience to adults changing career later in life.

Lovell is working in partnership with New Career Skills, which specialises in retraining mature people as plumbers and electricians.

It has just taken on four students for hands-on experience at the Six Streets project in Hyde Park.

Among the first to benefit will be Patrick Covell, aged 43, from Doncaster, and former Barnsley footballer Ian Banks, from Branton, who also played for West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City, before working as a financial adviser.

Patrick said: “That extra support to help get work is important, particularly with the jobs market being so competitive.”