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SARH makes apprenticeship roll of honour

STAFFORD and Rural Homes has been honoured for its commitment to providing apprenticeships

The housing association has been added to the National Apprenticeship Service ‘roll of honour’ which supports, co-ordinates and funds the delivery of apprenticeships throughout England.

“We are delighted to have been recognised by the NAS as a business that is dedicated to apprenticeships,” said Lyndsey Shepherd, Training and Development Officer at SARH.

“Apprenticeships are a great way of encouraging a new generation of skilled workers and ensuring a bright future for them . Apprentices provide benefits for employers too as it helps to build a strong, quality well trained workforce for the future .”

SARH Learning Academy provides at least four apprentices each academic year in partnership with Stafford College. The not-for-profit organisation has plans to significantly increase the number of apprentices it takes on in the future.

The Learning Academy offers employment and learning opportunities for trainee plumbers, electricians, bricklayers and other construction apprentices, aged between 16 and 24.

SARH is also linked with Staffordshire University and is offering 12-month industrial placements for Housing Studies students to work whilst they are learning.

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