Doncaster apprentices' start work at St Leger Homes housing company

Fourteen young people from across Doncaster are celebrating after securing apprenticeships and student placements with St Leger Homes. Â

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th September 2018, 12:06 pm
Updated Monday, 17th September 2018, 12:12 pm
St Leger Homes' new apprentices
St Leger Homes' new apprentices

Eleven 'traditional' apprentices will join the housing organisation along with three university students who will take up a one-year work placement with the company.

Young people taking up the traditional roles  will receive training up to NVQ Level 3 in a number of different trades within the repairs and maintenance teams and in a variety of business support roles.

There are two apprentice electricians, an apprentice joiner; an apprentice bricklayer;  and an apprentice gas fitter.

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St Leger has also recruited  five business administration apprentices and  St Leger Homes' first degree apprentice will join later in the year.

The three university students on one year work placements will be based in the people development team,  the business transformation and the health and safety.

Apprentice bricklayer, Jack Wake said:'I made the decision to choose St Leger Homes for my apprenticeship as they are an award winning company with good career prospects and I know their apprenticeship programme is one of the best in Doncaster.'

Mick Werritt, director of property services, said: 'Our apprenticeship and student placement programme offers a fantastic opportunity for people to learn a trade and gain qualifications that will set them up for a successful future career.