Thirteen lays the foundations for a successful career

A group of former apprentices are well on their way to a successful career after being offered full time employment with Thirteen.

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7 Sep 2018

The three joiners and plumber have recently completed the apprenticeship, spending the past four years, working with skilled staff in the property services team, learning from some of the very best trade operatives in the industry.

Working in partnership with Northern Skills Group, they have gained a recognised professional trade qualification and invaluable work experience.

Plumber Daniel Vout said: “I was studying at college full time when I was offered a place on Thirteen’s apprenticeship programme. It’s been really hard work, but it’s an excellent way to learn and gain work experience that prepares you for working as a qualified trade operative.”

Joiner Kieran Boston said: “Staff members at Thirteen made us feel really welcome. It’s a great place to work, so I’m really pleased to have been given the opportunity to be continuing to work here. We definitely have the college to thank too as we couldn’t have done it without their support.”

Assessor Ben Hamilton added: “It's been great to be working in partnership with Thirteen and to see the apprentices progress over the years. We’re sure they’ll be very successful in their careers.”

Director of investment and maintenance Nik Turner said: “Thirteen’s apprenticeship programme is a fantastic way to get that first step on the career ladder and it’s important that we continue to invest in helping local people gain work experience and qualifications.

“This is a great organisation to work for and our apprentices work with some really aspirational people, many who started their career as an apprentice too. They make sure the apprentices get the very best out of their training and go above and beyond to encourage them to meet their full potential.

“We’re delighted to have been able to offer employment to a number of our former apprentices and I’d like to wish them every success in their career.”