Wellhouse marks Year of Young People with new Modern Apprentice

Modern Housing Apprentice Ethan Cleary

Wellhouse Housing Association has demonstrated that while it may be the last month of the Year of Young People it is not too late to help a young person.

In partnership with Training Initiatives Generating Effective Results Scotland (TIGERS) and Easterhouse Housing and Regeneration Alliance (EHRA), the Association has welcomed a Modern Housing Apprentice.

Ethan Cleary is currently on a Business and Administration Employability Fund course with TIGERS. The course involves developing skills for office administration and he is placed within Wellhouse to expand his knowledge, skills and experience as part of his continuing education and training.

In keeping with the practice of local partnership working across greater Easterhouse, Blairtummock Housing Association and Easthall Park Co-Operative interviewed and matched the candidates for EHRA colleagues. Blairtummock lead on the relationship with TIGERS, who offer ongoing support to the apprentices.

Wellhouse chair Maureen Morris said: “After a successful placement for the last four weeks, we are delighted that Ethan will be our new Modern Housing Apprentice. It is important to our business model that we do all we can to help give young people a positive experience in the workplace.”

New apprentice Ethan said: “I am really happy to be working at Wellhouse, and look forward to meeting more Wellhouse residents.”

Maureen added: “We are already planning the next stages of work with other candidates who are not presently in education, employment or training for other initiatives in 2019 – we really want to give back to the wider community and help make Wellhouse the place to be.”

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