Valleys to Coast Housing give Head Start to 10 Apprentices.
Ten local individuals are getting a stepping stone into their chosen careers, thanks to Bridgend Housing Association, Valleys to Coast.
The apprenticeships cover a wide range of job roles such as plumbing, painter & decorator, gas & heating engineers as well as business admin positions in departments of development, housing and HR.
Cory Seldon, Apprentice Plumber said, “I feel lucky to have secured the apprenticeship. I am working with skilled and experienced engineers who are teaching me the practical side to plumbing – I have the opportunity to “do” the tasks not just observe, which is great.”
Corrina Fiddler, V2C’s HR Business Partner commented “To celebrate National Apprentice Week this week we’re swapping the apprentices into different job roles, the boys that traditionally have trade roles will be going into the office and the girls will experience what it’s like out on the tools, giving them the opportunity to try something new.”
If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a Valleys to Coast apprentice in the future check their website: www.v2c.org.uk/careers
The residents of Oakwood in Maesteg officially opened their new skate park earlier this week with a celebration and a cutting of ribbon to mark the event.
A group of residents were concerned about the lack of play facilities in their area and contacted Space Saviours, a project looking at better use of open spaces. For the past two years they discussed ideas and suggestions on how to improve the entire estate. They were then matched with Play Wales, a Welsh charity dedicated to helping children play, to turn their ideas into a reality.
After asking children on the estate about what play facilities they would use, they decided to create a mini-ramp for scooters and BMX bikes. Valleys to Coast Housing (V2C) supported them with their plans and their contractors helped supply and build the ramp.
Oakwood resident, Teri Davies commented “There’s not a day goes by that it isn’t used – whatever the weather. We are delighted with the results and that our youngsters have somewhere to play on their scooters and bikes all year round. We are so very grateful to V2C for supporting us getting things started. We’ve got lots of ideas to make better use of the open spaces around our estate so watch this space!”
Rachel Lovell, V2C’s Open Spaces Officer said “We are so impressed with the efforts of the local people to do something for the future of their kids and look forward to working with other areas of the borough to do the same”.