North Star Housing Group hires two apprentices

 

Working towards their NVQ qualifications

Working towards their NVQ qualifications

North Star Housing Group has recently hired two apprentices to continue its support of the vocational pathway. 17 year old Ashleigh Stafford will be working towards an NVQ in Business Administration, and so will get the chance to work in various departments to learn a range of skills. 22 year old David Wilkinson, who is studying for an IT Users Qualification, is based within the ICT department.

David says: “I’ve always had a keen interest in technology and multimedia and chose to take the apprenticeship route so that I could develop new skills and knowledge and gain valuable work experience in the field of ICT. I hope that my experience at here at North Star will equip me with the tools necessary to compete in today’s jobs market. Everyone has been really welcoming here, and I feel as though I have a lot of support. I’m growing in confidence and I’m hoping that after my apprenticeship is complete I will be better placed to gain permanent employment.”

Ashleigh added: “You get the best of both worlds, as you get to be out there in a work environment, learning about the job as well as working towards an NVQ. It’s a perfect balance really.”