A big welcome to 18 new trade apprentices who have joined us this week to start their career in housing. This latest group of apprentices have been placed across all construction areas in KNH such as joinery, plumbing and electrical.
They will benefit from having on the job training with an experienced tradesperson which will be supplemented by formal study at Kirklees College.
In addition to the formal apprentice programme, we re now pairing trained mentors with every new apprentice from day one. The idea to support each apprentice with pastoral care with employees from within KNH, is a recent addition to the existing apprentice programme.
Jessica, who is on the scheme training to be a Gas Engineer said: “It’s great being here and it’s been great meeting everyone. I’m really enjoying it and happy to be part of this scheme. I am a practical person, so this is perfect for me. I get to learn from professionals with experience, go to college, get paid well and qualify in a few years.”
This new group brings the total number of people across various stages of their apprenticeship to 52, equivalent to 6% of its entire workforce, working across all areas of KNH not just in the trades and include placements in business administration, financial and other commercial roles.