Our social value model over the past 4 years, has returned £7.80 per £1 spent. This positive value is in recognition of both the support provided to elderly and vulnerable council tenants as well as savings made to public bodies in reducing social care, anti-social behaviour and criminal justice costs, training for young people, and their positive progression into employment with local businesses.
Since 2011, we have been working with Stoke-on-Trent City Council resulting in over 492 young people aged 16-18 progressing into sustained employment in the city as a result of learning new trade skills.
The service is built upon a structured training programme specifically designed for young people leaving school with few or no qualifications, (NEET) & those at risk of becoming NEET.
Working alongside, qualified, trade Supervisors and Tutors, a range of services including grounds maintenance, painting and decorating, carpeting and aids and adaptations are carried out for vulnerable residents.
Louis Hay, 19 from Meir is steaming ahead towards success on his final year of his Level 2 bricklaying apprenticeship. Having recently become a dad, he is looking forward to prepare for his future as a self-employed bricklayer to support his family.
Matt Forrester, 22 from Tunstall, is excelling in his career since becoming a gas and plumbing apprentice. But it wasn't always so easy. He was unsure what to do when leaving school, and with advice from careers advisors and friends, his options weren't clear.
Congratulations to Taylor Downing, Apprenticeship Assistant at Keele University, who has achieved Distinctions in her Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship scoring full marks in two of her projects.
Melissa Hart, 23 of Walsall proudly supports women progressing into gas engineering roles. Having left school with the blessing of her first child, Mel's start to her career took a rather different turn.
Are you a housing apprentice? If so this could be the perfect opportunity to meet our housing tutors Julie and Catherine alongside members of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for some amazing top tips on wellbeing!
Stress. We've all experienced it at one point or another and it can be really frustrating. However, there are loads of ways you can manage it!
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