Knightstone Housing are true believers of adding social value to the work that they do, and apprenticeships are just one way that they do this. These roles have given these young people the skills and confidence to step into the world of work, no matter what their background.
In this film, apprentices at Knightstone housing tell us about their experiences of an apprenticeship at Knightstone.
After three years of unemployment, Bristol resident Ryan Edwards was helped back into work by Knightstone’s dedicated Into Work Team and secured a job with one of Knightstone’s contractors, Gregors Heating.
This job was one of several that were created following Gregors’ successful application as part of Knighstone Housing’s maintenance contracts retendering. A condition of all new contracts was that the contractor must offer ‘social value’, through things like jobs, work placements, training and community activities.
This is Ryan’s story:
To find out more about apprenticeships at Knighstone Housing, visit their website