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Caephilly Homes team welcomes 10 new apprentices

Paul James (far left, CCBC) & Pete Gedney (centre, Robert Price) present the latest apprentices with their tool kits

The team responsible for delivering housing services at Caerphilly County Borough Council recently welcomed 10 new apprentices to its workforce; joining 9 apprentices appointed by the team in January this year.

Caerphilly Homes has recruited the apprentices, across a number of trades including electricians, plumbers, plasterers and carpenters, to support its repairs and improvements services.

Robert Price, the Council’s single source supply partner, also welcomed the new apprentices to Team Caerphilly with donations of tool kits to get them started in their new careers.

Cllr Shayne Cook, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said “As well as providing invaluable opportunities for those embarking on their careers to gain on-the-job experience, apprenticeships help us ensure the wealth of skills, knowledge and experience we have within Caerphilly Homes is retained for the benefit of our tenants.

“It’s also really positive to see this year’s cohort reflecting our modern society, with more female apprentices joining. I’d like to wish each and every one of our apprentices the very best in their new roles and thank Robert Price for their generous donations to support them on their journeys.”

Molly Pike, Marketing Director at Robert Price, added “Robert Price is delighted to support this cohort of new apprentices with their starting tools. This is an exciting time for the guys and girls, and we look forward to working with them all as they develop their skills and experience. Apprenticeships are a great way to begin a journey as a professional tradesperson and we would encourage anyone who is interested in pursuing a trade to explore apprenticeship opportunities in their local area.”