Search now on for new apprentices

An organisation responsible for homes in the county is looking to take on more apprentices.

Homes for Northumberland has created a number of three-year apprenticeships, including in customer service, business administration, and repairs and maintenance.

Each apprentice will be given on-the-job training with the Blyth-based company as well as a qualification through Northumberland College.

Kevin Lowry, associate director of strategic housing at Northumberland County Council and managing director at Homes for Northumberland, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer these apprenticeships and are committed to providing the successful candidates with invaluable skills and training.

“We hope the apprenticeships will assist us in growing our workforce.”

Homes for Northumberland – which manages 8,500 council properties – will fund eight of the positions while the council will support the remaining two.

Coun Robert Arckless, the council’s policy board member for children and young people, said: “With high levels of youth unemployment across the country, apprenticeship programmes, which are fully supported and administered by the council, are a vital way of unlocking talent within Northumberland and ensuring we have a skilled workforce for the future.”