Kirkby teen joins successful apprentice programme

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A KIRKBY teenager is celebrating after becoming the latest apprentice on a successful building industry initiative

Jamie Grommitt will participate in the Young Apprenticeship in Construction (YAC) programme which sees him working with the Nottingham Community Housing Association on day release and in the summer holidays as well as working at college while on a two-year apprenticeship.

The programme has so far been a big success and created 34 new jobs through the company’s Future Jobs Fund programme, which provided six months employment for young people who were long term unemployed.

Thirteen of these posts were extended for between one and six months, supported by Coalfield Regeneration Trust and NCHA funds.

Richard Burke, NCHA’s training manager, said: “Our employability and training schemes have helped young people to gain work experience and develop skills that will help them in their future careers. Their work has had a direct benefit on the communities that NCHA works, so this has been a success for all those involved.”