Apprentices are the hot topic in the latest issue of believe housing news, which is packed full of news and information for customers.
As we’re nearing the end of National Apprenticeship Week, readers can learn more about how believe housing is training 24 apprentices in everything from joinery to IT. And they can hear from apprentices themselves on why they’re enjoying earning while they learn.
Eleanor Hailes became believe housing’s first female joinery apprentice in summer 2018. She started when she was just 16 after deciding that woodwork was for her following a very successful work experience period earlier in the year. Now, Eleanor is working towards a Level 2 qualification in joinery.
Eleanor said: “None of my friends wanted to go into joinery. But I enjoyed woodwork at school and every day is different here. Seeing the finished results is really satisfying.
“The most challenging thing I do at the moment is garage doors, but I’m getting to grips with them. Once I’ve got some more experience I’d like to get my Level 3. Eventually I’d like to get into management.”
Debt Awareness Week takes place this month too; so expert advice from believe housing’s Money Matters Team is on hand for anyone worried about their finances.
This issue also includes the story of how one family from Ushaw Moor have made the switch from solid fuel to a gas central heating system after staying loyal to coal for 20 years.
On the subject of investment in communities, there’s also news on improvements to parking in neighbourhoods right across County Durham.
And finally; there’s the chance to hear from Development Project Manager, Rebecca Marshall, on progress with the development of new bungalows and family homes in Murton in a £6.9m project.
The February issue of the completely free digital magazine ‘believe housing news’ is available now