Welcoming Our New Apprentices for 2017

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) have welcomed six new Apprentices to the Group for 2017.

This year we had almost 60 applicants apply for the positions, which started with an intensive assessment process in October 2016.

The 6 successful candidates all started in January 2017 and take the current number of construction apprentices at WCHG to 18.

This year’s apprentices – are

    • Jude Cronshaw – Electrician
    • Terrance Norman – Gas
    • Jay Singh – Roofing
    • Kaine Ruddy – Roofing
    • Jake Doherty – Joinery
    • Daniel Browne – Plastering

Each apprentice has a dedicated mentor within the Wythenshawe Works department and as part of their training will all be attending ‘The Manchester Skills Centre’.

Chair of the Board the Bishop of Manchester, The Right Revd, Dr David Walker said," Apprenticeships are part of WCHG’s commitment to the future of Wythenshawe. Its hugely important we continue to do what we can to equip young people with the right skills and qualifications to gain permanent jobs at the end of their employment contracts."

WCHG Group Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said, “Apprenticeships for local people are a key objective for WCHG and this year has seen some real success stories of our employment initiative. Jude joins us through the Evolution Project and Daniel was was previously part of the Seasonal Ground Maintenance Team. We will continue to develop and nurture apprentices here in Wythenshawe to ensure local people have the opportunity to build a brighter future.”

Apprentice Jude Cronshaw said, “I first got involved with WCHG through the Evolution project, it showed me I was going down the wrong path for myself and my family. Through this I found out about the Apprenticeships at WCHG and thought this would be a great opportunity for me, I’m delighted to now be working for WCHG and I am looking forward to the future”

For more information on WCHG Apprenticeships contact Abby Watson on email abbey.watson@wchg.org.uk