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North Wales leading housing provider invests in local people and values apprentices’ contribution

It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week and we value and acknowledge the contribution of local apprentices to a company’s success.

We have apprentices working in Electrical Installations, Housing, Domestic Plumbing and Heating, a Multi Skilled Trainee and much more.

Delyth Williams, our Assistant Director of People Services, said:
“We are proud to be able to offer fantastic opportunities to local, enthusiastic individuals who are eager to learn. We pride ourselves on being able to provide various experiences to different apprentices, which then enables them to be a part of key projects and fields of work.

“The apprentices gain practical experience while continuing with their education, studying to gain qualifications which will then contribute to developing their skills, understanding and future career opportunities.

“National Apprenticeship Week is a chance to celebrate our success and think about future opportunities.”

Kyle Harding Jones was one of our very first apprentices. Kyle started as an IT (Information Technology) Apprentice in October 2017, he successfully completed an NVQ Level 3 in Professional Competence for IT and Telecom Professionals during his first year. He then went on to study an IT Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Software Engineering in September 2018 and he was promoted to his current job while carrying on with his Degree Apprenticeship.

Kyle is now an Information Technology Support Desk Officer with us. He’s an example of the development in an individual and the benefit we and Kyle have received. Kyle said:

“I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to be an apprentice, I have a career that interests me and I’m developing myself by studying to gain qualifications while working in a professional establishment.

“This was the right choice for me, I appreciate the opportunities I’ve had so far with Adra, I also believe that I give back by contributing by sharing information and using my skills that continue to grow and expand.”

Sophie Lewis is a Housing Trainee and a Support Officer for older people. One of Sophie’s responsibilities is her role with ‘Aros Adra’, which offers a home support service for people living in north Wales. This service is carried out by workers like Sophie. The service includes house work, shopping, washing clothes, help with doctor appointments, paying bills, having a chat, going for a walk and much more.

Sophie, Housing Trainee and Support Worker with us said:

“I believe the experiences and the opportunities I’ve had so far as a Trainee at Adra, combining studying and working, has been excellent for my personal and professional development.”

As we are growing and looking for more staff for the Repairs team, there will be a Repairs and Maintenance Jobs Fair, which will include apprenticeships opportunities as well, on between 17:30 – 20:00 on 25 February at Tŷ Coch, Parc Menai, Bangor, and there will also be one held between 17:30 – 20:00, 26 February at Tŷ Madog, Industrial Estate, Porthmadog.

We are also looking for individuals in year 10 who are interested in work experience with the company, in different areas of work.

Interested individuals should get in touch by emailing, phoning or having a look at our social media channels and website.