Apprenticeships on offer to Doncaster young people

Young people in Doncaster are being offered the prospect of learning a trade, with St. Leger Homes offering up to eight apprenticeships in its repairs and maintenance teams.

The organisation, which manages around 21,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, is looking for 16-24 year olds to take up places in the joinery, plumbing, roofing, gas fitting, bricklaying, and electrical trades.

Apprenticeships last for either three or four years, depending on the trade, and will train people up to NVQ Level 3. Each apprentice will receive an annual allowance of at least £7,851.

Since 2005, 50 out of its craft apprentices have gone on to secure full time employment with the company.

Susan Jordan, Chief Executive of St. Leger Homes, said: “St. Leger’s annual apprentice programme provides high quality training for local people.

“It ensures that our workforce of the future has the right skills and experience so that we can continue to deliver an excellent service to customers.

“I encourage young people to take this fantastic opportunity and apply now.”

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “I am very pleased that St. Leger Homes is creating these great opportunities for young people.

“Apprenticeships are incredibly important as they as they give our young people the skills they need to build successful and fulfilling careers, and they also assist in the economic growth of our borough.”

The closing date for applications June 23. To apply, visit and choose ‘Careers and Training’, then ‘Apprentice Intake 2014’. Alternatively text PACK with your name, address and chosen trade to 07825 853879.