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Video aims to encourage more trade apprentices

A NEW video encouraging more young people in Stafford to take up trade apprenticeships will go online during National Apprenticeship Week.

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) will launch a YouTube video showcasing a day in the life of 17-year-old apprentice plumber Kieron Peake, from Stafford.

“We want to launch the video to show just how rewarding an apprenticeship with SARH can be and to encourage more young people interested in becoming plumbers, electricians, bricklayers and other construction professions to take up an apprenticeship,” said Lyndsey Shepherd, training and development officer for SARH.

SARH is working in partnership with Stafford College to create more employment and learning opportunities for trainee construction apprentices, aged between 17 and 19, through its Learning Academy.

 “I have learned so much more by working with my mentors at SARH than I would if I was just in college,” said Kieron.

“The apprenticeship means I can gain practical experience in the trade while learning the theory of the job in college.

“I enjoy taking on the new challenges that the job brings and finding solutions. It’s a real learning curve.”

National Apprenticeship Week runs from Monday, February 6 to Friday, February 10.

 To see Kieron’s video visit our YouTube channel.

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