Five budding housing professionals have landed jobs at whg following the success of a national scheme designed to help young people into work.
Thomas Price, Bridie Shaw, Sarah Yates, Chloe Weller, and Sumena Begum have all been offered jobs at the housing association after completing a six month job placement through the government’s Kickstart programme.
Price, who was working in a charity shop when he saw the Kickstart programme advertised, has successfully landed a role as a community housing coordinator.
He said: “Before the Kickstart programme I was struggling to find a job as my lack of experience was holding me back.
“The scheme has been really good and has prepared me for work in an office environment.”
Meanwhile, Yates has secured a job as a planner and Shaw is now starting work within whg’s allocations team. Weller and Begum have joined the planning team.
Social value coordinator Donna Goodall said: “I’m thrilled with how successful the programme has been for us so far, and that we have already been able to offer permanent positions to some of our Kickstarters.
“We now have 10 Kickstarters with us and hope to take on more due to how successful it has been.
“This scheme is making a real difference by breaking down the barriers faced by young people seeking employment and providing the work experience needed for a better and brighter future.”
Image: Thomas Price, one of the new whg recruits
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