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2014
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Wanted: Apprentices to Build Hackney’s Future

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Hackney Homes is recruiting apprentices and calling on the borough’s young people to play a part in building Hackney’s future.

Youngsters aged between 16-18 can apply now to become apprentice electricians, gas engineers and multi-trade operatives.

As well as gaining paid on the job experience, the apprentices will learn construction skills by attending college one day a week and will receive NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent on completion of their training.

Apprentice Electrician, Kurtis Knibbs, 18 is currently in his second year apprenticeship. Commenting on his experience so far he said: "When you do an apprenticeship you get the best of both worlds. The training that we get at college is really good and I've also learnt a lot from my practical work. I've built friendships with Electricians who have mentored me in Hackney Homes and everyone is really helpful."

Since the emergence of the scheme in 2001, 66 Apprentices have completed training and 45 have gained employment with Hackney Homes.

Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board
Young people are the future of our borough. This scheme is a great opportunity for them to excel in their chosen field, gaining new skills to help them develop. They may even go onto work for us and make a difference to the lives of many residents throughout the borough.
Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board

To find out more about the scheme and to apply visit  www.hackneyhomes.org.uk/trade-apprenticeship-scheme or call 020 8356 6935.

The closing date for applications is 18 July 2014.