Two young Beyond Housing apprentices are spending National Apprenticeship Week completing their placements and polishing their newly learned skills on the company’s Kirkleatham Green development on Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar.
22-year-old Alex Orr and 21-year-old Bailey Shell, who attend Middlesbrough College and Redcar & Cleveland College respectively, are now approaching the end of their Joinery Level 3 apprenticeships.
The pair began their six-to-eight-week placement on the Kirkleatham Lane development in January and are relishing the opportunity to gain practical site experience with tasks including the completion of roof joists and staircases.
Kirkleatham Green, being developed by Vistry Partnerships North East in partnership with Beyond Housing, will provide 375 new homes in total, with 108 available for shared ownership sale or affordable rent.
Emma Tooth, apprentice and volunteer team leader at Beyond Housing, said: “At Beyond Housing, we’re fully committed to apprenticeships as part of our approach to recruitment and career development.
“It is particularly pleasing to see young people like Alex and Bailey making good use of valuable opportunities to learn in a real working environment from experienced and highly skilled colleagues.”
Apprentice Bailey Shell added: “I am really enjoying the site experience and look forward to gaining the evidence I need to complete my apprenticeship.”
Dave Brown, Operations director with Vistry Partnerships North East, said: “Providing opportunities for young people to secure training and careers within construction is a very rewarding part of what we do.
“We hope Alex and Bailey have enjoyed and benefited from their time on the Kirkleatham Green development and wish them well in the future.”
Image: From left to right: Alexander Orr, Bailey Shell, and Paul Smith
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