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Surrey Heath Borough Council’s housing partner Accent providing exciting apprenticeship opportunity via The Workshop

SHBC works with Accent Housing Association to provide single person, family, special needs, temporary accommodation, shared ownership and independent living schemes for people aged over 60 years of age across the borough. 

Accent are developing an exciting apprenticeship opportunity in joinery with their property services partners Ian Williams Ltd.  Starting this September, the apprenticeship will be available to apply for via The Workshop, our specialist employment support hub based in The Square, Camberley for young people aged 18-24 entering the workplace.  The apprenticeship will include time spent at college to get a recognised qualification. 

If you are interested in applying for this apprenticeship please email theworkshop@surreyheath.gov.uk, or visit the team in Camberley. 

Julie Wittich, Accent’s Executive Director of Assets and Sustainability, is also joining The Workshop’s mentoring programme.  This scheme partners business professionals with young people to provide advice and guidance as the young job seekers apply for jobs and enter the workplace.  

Cllr Sarah Jane Croke, Executive Portfolio Holder – Housing, Safeguarding and Support said;  

“This is a great opportunity to become a qualified tradesperson in the construction industry.  Many thanks to our partners Accent and Ian Williams Ltd for making this possible.  The construction and property maintenance industries are key growth areas and this apprenticeship will help to establish the successful applicant with a strong, in-demand skill set for the future.” 

Julie Wittich, Accent’s Executive Director of Assets and Sustainability said;  

“At Accent we believe in investing in the communities where we work and the people who live in them. Providing opportunities for young people to be trained in skills we know will provide sound career opportunities in a trade which is in demand is important to us. I am pleased that through strong relationships with Ian Williams and Surrey Heath Borough Council we can support this important initiative.  

Furthermore, on a personal level, I am really looking forward to joining the mentoring programme.  During my working life, I have enjoyed and benefited from people taking the time to mentor and support me in developing my career and I am pleased to have an opportunity to coach and mentor others to help them achieve their career aspirations.” 

Find out more about applying for housing on our website https://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/Housing

More about The Workshop

The Workshop is a joint partnership between Surrey Heath Borough Council and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and aims to deliver holistic support to young people aged 18 to 24 in response to the impact of Covid-19 on unemployment for this age group.  

The Workshop is also a comprehensive information centre to signpost the services and support available to young people. Working alongside local businesses The Workshop also delivers career-style events, skills workshops and seminars to demonstrate the breadth and depth of employment opportunities available in Surrey Heath.  

You can contact the team by emailing theworkshop@surreyheath.gov.uk  

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