whg is encouraging more people to consider an apprenticeship as it gets behind National Apprenticeship Week.
The leading Midlands landlord is backing the campaign, which runs from 3rd to 9th February, by showcasing the success stories of its own apprentices - and you can follow along on our Twitter or Instagram pages.
These include Deyal Samra, who has become a fully qualified gas engineer at just 19-years-old. Deyal, whose father also works in whg’s asset management team, passed his exams with flying colours, and recently became the first gas engineering apprentice in the country to gain a distinction in his final assessment through awarding body BPEC.
Deyal said: “My dad has worked at whg as a gas engineer for 30 years so I wanted to follow in his footsteps.
“It felt great to gain such high marks and I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved.”
Meet Deyal, a fully qualified Gas Engineer at just 19-years-old.— whg (@walsallwhg) February 3, 2020
Deyal became the first gas engineering apprentice in the country to gain a distinction in his final assessment.
💬 “I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved.”#NAW2020 #lookbeyond pic.twitter.com/BKwE21iWTH
whg recently took on 10 new apprentices who are now working across a range of roles including those in finance, housing and trades.
The new apprentices include five customers who were recruited after completing whg’s UPLIFT Women into Construction programme. The course aims to get more women into the construction industry, by offering a combination of training, qualifications and work experience.
Theresa Huburn, whg’s Corporate Director of People and Learning, said: “As a people-focused organisation we’re committed to growing talent from within and creating more employment and training opportunities for our customers.
“We are immensely proud that we have been able to grow and nurture apprentices across the whole business, and have pledged to have at least 25 trainees, apprentice and graduate posts working in our business each year.”
whg has also supported customers into apprenticeships by assisting with interview preparation and working with local contractors to fill vacancies.