House builder boosts job opportunities

Barratt Homes North East, is supporting the Morpeth community by offering careers through the Northumberland Community Enterprise iLearn project.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 12:30 pm
Stobhill Councillor, Ian Lindley, with Kerry Moore, Land Manager at Barratt Homes North East, and Brooke Burgess, Director of The Northumberland Community Enterprise.

The Enterprise, based on Shields Road in Morpeth, offers opportunities for disadvantaged people, tackling issues such as unemployment, digital exclusion and social isolation.

The house builder, which has recently launched a new development in Stobhill, Morpeth, is currently offering roles in its construction team through adverts displayed at the Northumberland Community Enterprise Office. The roles include a store person and forklift truck operator.

Kerry Moore, land manager at Barratt Homes North East, said: “We are always keen to give something back to the communities in which we develop and having recently launched our South Fields development in Stobhill, the Northumberland Community Enterprise really stood out to us.

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Stobhill Councillor, Ian Lindley, said: “The Northumberland Community Enterprise Project and the iLearn Centre are great causes that offer much valued support to the Stobhill community.”

Brooke Burgess, Director of The Northumberland Community Enterprise, added: “We work hard to offer a range of opportunities to disadvantaged members of the Morpeth community.

“This includes help with employability, including CV writing and support with job applications.

“We’re delighted that such a great company as Barratt Homes is advertising through our office and the roles have already proved extremly popular.”