A Doncaster housing firm is giving work experience to adults changing career later in life.
Lovell is working in partnership with New Career Skills, which specialises in retraining mature people as plumbers and electricians.
It has just taken on four students for hands-on experience at the Six Streets project in Hyde Park.
Among the first to benefit will be Patrick Covell, aged 43, from Doncaster, and former Barnsley footballer Ian Banks, from Branton, who also played for West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City, before working as a financial adviser.
Patrick said: “That extra support to help get work is important, particularly with the jobs market being so competitive.”