Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge

Published 10 February 2014

A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

The group of apprentices headed over to the community centre to make improvements and freshen it up by redecorating. Over the two days our apprentices have cleaned out an office room, redecorated many of the rooms and undertaken improvement works throughout the building. The work will help Cutsyke Community Group continue to offer the venue as a drop-in centre for people from across the community.

Apprentice Bricklayer Todd Williams, 24, said: “The challenge was difficult as first but it got easier as we went along. We are working well as a team and it’s really good to have a good mixture of apprentices from office to trades getting involved too.”

Gordon Hooker, Cutsyke Community Group Manager, said: “It’s good that WDH’s apprentices are practicing their skills on our community centre, before working on people’s homes. They’re doing a great job.”

Faye Pass, WDH Apprentice Review Officer, said: “Part of the challenge has seen our apprentices promote apprenticeships as a whole and has been able to benefit the community at the same time. It has also allowed them to work well together as a team.”

A wide variety of activities take place at the community group attracting all age groups, including ‘Dudes and Divas’ Arts and Crafts, computer access, Facebook, online games, coffee mornings, job clubs. They also arrange trips out, do bingo and teach people numerical skills.

Recruitment for WDH’s latest apprentices closes on Monday, 17 March.


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