Working in partnership with Uxbridge College Hillingdon Council welcomed four new apprentices to their Repairs team on Monday October 17th. These students are the first of many who will be taking up the council’s offer of employment and learning over the coming years.
Jason Clark, Elmi Lluigiqi, Bradley Ranger and Alfie Wilson all come from Hillingdon. They will spend four days working at the council and one day a week at college, learning a mixture of theory and practical skills. Working in partnership with Uxbridge College the council will help these four young men to achieve their chosen trade apprenticeship and set them on the way to a bright future career.
Bradley,16, from West Drayton is the youngest of the group. He attended Stockley Academy and is embarking on a Level Three Electrical Installations Apprenticeship. In his first week he learned how to turn the power off in a property, install a storage heater,fix light fittings and power sockets. He hopes that when he completes his course he will continue to work with the council.
Barry Cooper, Apprentice Manager at Uxbridge College, said : Uxbridge College is delighted to join Hillingdon Council in supporting its commitment to create opportunities for young people through its work with schools and colleges.
Councillor Bianco, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property & Business Services said : It’s important for the council to nurture young, local talent but there is also a need to keep traditional skills alive. Hillingdon’s Repair teams have assigned the apprentices to Mentors, experienced Hillingdon employees, who will teach and support them throughout their journey, as they visit council-owned properties to learn their new trades. I would like to welcome them to the council and wish them the best of luck.