12th March 2014
The Together Housing Group’s young guns took centre stage at their annual awards ceremony.
The Group, which manages 38,000 properties across the north of England, currently employs 50 apprentices and trainees in various departments.
It’s been a hugely successful year for the Group’s apprentices with awards in the regional and national Skillsbuild Awards, Worshipful Company of Plaisterers and also a trip to the House of Commons for the Youthbuild UK national finals.
Twin Valley Homes was also recognised in the national top 100 for employing and developing apprenticeships.
And the cream of this year’s crop was honoured at the Group’s training centre at Holmfield Mill in Halifax at the culmination of National Apprenticeship Week.
The winners were: Best Trade Apprentice: Joint Winners - Brett Barlow (Joiner - Chevin) and Adam Queen (Plasterer – Twin Valley Homes) Best Newcomer: Danny Stubbs (Horticulture – Pendleton Together) Best Office Apprentice: Joint Winners - Rebecca Parry (Chevin) and Zeeuna Naz (Pennine Housing 2000) (both Business Admin) Outstanding Worker: Anthony Fletcher (Joiner - Chevin) Apprentice of the Year 2014: Darren Haig (Horticulture and Arboriculture – Twin Valley Homes).
All winners received a glass trophy, certificate and £30 gift voucher.
Tom Miskell, the Together Housing Group Chief Executive, said: “Apprenticeships and traineeships are at the very core of our business.
“We give young people the chance to experience a working environment, which is vital during these difficult financial times.
“Many grab the chance with both hands and go on to establish careers in a thriving business and it’s very pleasing to be able to reward all their hard work.”