WDH has welcomed its latest batch of apprentices, which this year includes two plasterers, two bricklayers, two joiners, a heating and ventilation engineer and a gas engineer.
The eight new starters, who are all from the Wakefield district and aged between 16 and 32, make up the organisation’s ninth annual intake of apprentices.
WDH chief executive Kevin Dodd recently met up with the group at the organisation’s head office in Glasshoughton to see them sign their contracts.
Speaking about their arrival, he said:
“WDH has got a fantastic track record in training apprentices, and it’s great to welcome even more ambitious young people to the organisation. Since the scheme started we’ve recruited 81 office and construction apprentices into full-time posts, and hopefully we’ll bring through many more in the future.”
Apprentice gas fitter Jimmy Mercer, 16, from Pontefract, said:
"I knew that as soon as I left school I wanted to learn something hands on, and an apprenticeship would be better for me than doing two years just at college. WDH offers good training opportunities so I know that whatever happens I’ll find it easier to gain employment.”