DAVID Wilson Homes North West has launched a new apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Staffordshire-based training provider, PM Training, to give NVQ learners in Newcastle-Under-Lyme the chance to gain work experience in the construction industry.
The initiative, offers local NVQ students a two year placement in a selection of construction trades such as bricklaying and joinery. The scheme is specifically designed to provide students with first-hand experience in a real-life working environment and offer them the chance to put their skills into practice.
Graham Swann, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North West, comments: “We are delighted to be able to provide young people from the area with first-hand knowledge of working in the construction sector. Work experience is a valuable part of any career, and it is very important to the future of our industry that we invest in providing young people with the skills to help the local building industry grow over the coming years.
“We are currently working on a new development in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Heritage Park, so it is fantastic to be able to offer young people the chance to help build their own local community.”
For the learners, the scheme will also provide the opportunity to help build new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership through PM Training’s sister company, Aspire Housing. A total of 75 homes will be available for affordable rent or shared ownership.
Will Nixon, chief executive at PM Training, comments: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with David Wilson Homes North West to help local learners gain the relevant skills they require to become fully qualified in their chosen trade. We hope the scheme will help to strengthen employment opportunities for young people within the construction industry and support them in their future career.”
Graham Swann concludes: “This apprenticeship scheme is a great opportunity for young people in the local area; we look forward to seeing the first apprentice begin work.”
To find out more about how to secure an apprenticeship, please contact PM Training on 01782 279 12.
For further information on the new homes available at Heritage Park please call 0844 8113366 or visit www.dwh.co.uk