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Women In Construction Apprenticeship

Added: Tuesday 8th May 2012 08:57:48 AM

Women In Construction Apprenticeship

Dee was visited by Tina Jiuraj and Barry Sullivan from Leicester City Council Housing on Tuesday 1st May to talk about the Women in Construction apprenticeship.

When we think about construction it’s always stigmatised as a man’s job, but Tina and Barry want to prove that women can do the job too. This is where the women in construction apprenticeship come in.

The apprenticeship runs over 5 years and you’ll get paid while you learn. You start off on the minimum wage for 18 months and as you gain qualifications you get rewarded so you get more money. Its 37 hours a week starting from 8am till 5pm Monday – Thursday and Friday you start at 8am and finish at 4.30pm. You will be classed as employed when you do this program; you will be able to join a pension scheme, and be entitled to holidays.

The apprenticeship is a structured program where by the end of the 5 years you will be qualified to do everything from electrics, gas, carpentry, plumbing, plastering etc. The youngest apprentice they have at the moment is school leaving age and the eldest is 50 years old.

Leicester City Council would particularly welcome job applications from women, disabled and minority ethnic people as they are under represented in this area of the City Council’s workforce.

If you are interested in the apprenticeship then please ask for an application form and hand it in before the closing date which is Wednesday 16th May 2012. There will be tests and interviews which will take place on set dates between 8th May and 16th July 2012.

For more information or to request an application form either call 0116 2995014 or visit www.leicester.gov.uk/jobs.

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