WDH apprentices visit local college

Published 9 February 2014

Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

James Welsh, an apprentice joiner, and Declan Thompson, an apprentice roofer, spoke to students finishing a level 2 BTEC in construction.

The event, which was organised by WDH to promote the organisation’s recently launched apprenticeship programme, gave students the opportunity to find out about what being a trade apprentice is really like.

As part of their visit James and Declan explained what they do on a day-to-day basis, as well as the grades applicants need to start an apprenticeship with WDH.

Steve Warrillow, Construction Tutor at Hemsworth Arts and Community College, said:

“This is the first time we’ve linked up with WDH, and it’s really worthwhile. It pushes pupils towards local opportunities. With many students finding the labour market a daunting prospect, it’s nice to be able to give them as much information as possible. ”

Jane Gwilliam, a Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH, helped arrange the visit. She said:

“The students we met are just seven weeks away from finishing their studies, so it’s a great opportunity for them to learn more about the types of jobs they might move into. Both James and Declan gave an excellent overview of what an apprenticeship entails, and the students asked plenty of great questions.”



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