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Six apprentice roles are up for grabs at a Doncaster housing organisation.

St Leger Homes of Doncaster which manages 21,000 homes for Doncaster Council – is currently recruiting for apprentices in in roofing, joinery, electrical and plumbing and two apprentice plasterers. The apprenticeship programme lasts for 3-4 years depending on the trade.

Former St Leger Homes apprentices have performed really well, several of them winning apprentice awards from colleges or training providers.

Candidates will receive a training allowance of at least £7,851 per year.

Karen Nolan, Head of Organisational Capacity and Support at St Leger Homes, said: “We want to hear from young men and women who would love to be in our next group of apprentices. The apprenticeship is the first step towards a rewarding career in the housing industry and they get paid while they learn.

“As an apprentice with us, they will train and gain valuable work experience in housing maintenance and repairs, working on a range of different types of properties, undertaking repairs and improvement work in our customers’ homes. The apprenticeship includes studying towards an NVQ level 3. ”

For more details visit the St Leger Homes’ website at, click on ‘careers and training’ followed by ‘apprenticeships’, text PACK with your name and address to 07825 853879, or write to St Leger Homes of Doncaster, St Leger Court, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5ND. Closing date for entries is 5pm on July 6.

* Young Wath electrician John Hackett, 23 has been awarded South Yorkshire Training Forum 4th Year Apprentice of the Year at a recent award ceremony.

John, who is now a fully qualified electrician at MEC ELECTRICAL Contractors Ltd, Sheffield, was joined by three other Sheffield apprentices on the scheme. He said: “I’ve had a huge amount of support and the training experience at MEC has been second to none. It’s great to feel confident and proficient in the work I do, knowing I have the full backing of my employers.”

MEC Electrical Contractors Ltd, part of family run Slaters Group, has been running its apprenticeship scheme for two decades and has seen approximately 40 trainees work their way through the in-house scheme which works in association with specialist training provider JTL (Joint Training Limited).