National Apprenticeship Week brings together businesses and apprentices to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
The theme for this year is ‘Skills for Life’ and we are delighted to shout about our apprentice's and the skills they are learning.
Tomos is an undergraduate surveyor and has joined Caredig through the #Network75 scheme.
He choose to work with us at Caredig through this scheme as it gives the opportunity to both Study at Uni and get the hands-on experience from the work place.
Tomos says he is enjoying working with different people within his team and is learning different aspects of the job every day. He has also attended community events which has given him the opportunity to engage with Caredig residents.
Working at Caredig he has already experience great team spirit and says everyone is helpful and quickly made him feel part of the team.
Tomos is a great addition to our Team and we look forward to watching his progress.
Chris is an apprentice carpenter and has been in his current role since September 2022, but was previously a housing advisor with Caredig.
During the pandemic Chris was furloughed for 3 weeks, in which he decided to build a climbing wall as all the climbing centres were closed. The whole process reminded him of how much he enjoyed woodworking. He then started to help some friends out on jobs while also spoke with various staff members to enquire about any upcoming roles. When the apprentice role come up, he jumped at it and was lucky enough to be offered the role!
Chris said he now work as part of the Voids team, helping to carry out the necessary repairs on our empty properties to get them ready for the next residents. He is learning new things every day, from hanging doors, making up frames and repairing windows to name a few and attending NPTC Llansamlet campus for all course work.
Being a previous employee Chris already had great knowledge of the housing sector and is a great addition to the Voids team. We are delighted that our apprenticeship scheme is available to internal staff as well as new employees.
Katie started working with us at Caredig at the start of September last year as a finance apprentice. In her role she covers a variety of financial tasks such as approving invoices, dealing with petty cash and posting the daily rents.
During her time at Caredig Katie has learnt so much already which has helped her whilst attending the course at ACO Training Ltd
Katie says she is really enjoying picking up new tasks and developing her skills and is also enjoying being a part of an organisation which has strong values.
Katies piers say she is a valued part of the team, has settled in really well and they are exited to watch her progression at Caredig.