New trades apprenticeships give young people chance to get on career ladder

Young people from Dunedin Canmore communities are being given a chance to change their lives thanks to our new apprenticeships.

Dunedin Canmore Board members joins apprentices

Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, will give four 16-20 year olds the opportunity to train as electricians and plumbers through its new trade apprenticeship scheme.

Dunedin Canmore vice Chair Mary Mulligan helped launch the search for the new recruits at a visit to one of Dunedin Canmore’s trades depots.

The apprenticeships - which last for four years – will see the successful applicants working with Dunedin Canmore’s in-house property team across communities in Edinburgh as well as The Lothian’s and Fife.

They will also get a generous benefits package and help to find a full-time job when the apprenticeship finishes.

Young people don’t need any formal qualifications to apply.

Mary Mulligan, who met with some young people who are already on Wheatley’s Modern Apprenticeship scheme, said: “These apprenticeships will be a lifeline to some of our most disadvantaged young people. We know there’s enormous talent in our communities and we’re delighted to be able to offer people the opportunity to begin a rewarding career.”

The apprenticeships are being jointly funded by the Wheatley Foundation, Wheatley Group’s charitable trust, and the Dunedin Canmore Foundation.

If you’re aged between 16-20 and interested in applying or want to find out more please email human.resources@dunedincanmore.org.ukor contact the HR team on 0131 478 8888. 

Pictured: Dunedin Canmore vice Chair Mary Mulligan launches the search for the new apprentices. (Left to right) Dunedin Canmore electrician Craig Morrison, Mary Mulligan, Modern Apprentices Cara Brown and Cassie Mitchell.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017