Homes for Northumberland has hired nine new apprentices, all of whom are customers of the organisation.
The apprentices, all aged between 16 and 25, will be working in one of the company’s specialist fields, such as neighbourhood, property or corporate services.
Coun Robert Arckless, Northumberland County Council’s policy board member for children and young people, said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic option for many young people.
“We are delighted to be able to work with our many partners in supporting school leavers to find employment experience which will stand them in good stead in the future.
“There are some great opportunities in the county for young people to gain the skills and experience necessary to enter the world of employment.”
The apprenticeships will last up to three years. This will entail gaining experience within the company and a qualification through Northumberland College.
Kevin Lowry, associate director of strategic housing at the county council and managing director at Homes for Northumberland, said: “We will provide our apprentices with skills and work-based training which will be invaluable to their careers within Homes for Northumberland.
“I wish all of the apprentices the best of luck as they embark on their new professions.”
l Homes for Northumberland is hosting a free, all-day customer conference on Friday, November 1, at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn.
Customers will be able to voice their opinions, have their questions answered, learn more about how the company is run and participate in an array of interactive workshop sessions. There will be a creche for children and a free prize draw.
For information/booking, call 01670 542424.