Housing organisation RCT Homes – which owns and manages more than 10,000 homes across Rhondda Cynon Taff – has offered full time work to three local men who have completed traineeships through the company.
Multi-skilled plasterer Gavin Jones, 31, from Maerdy; Electrician David Edwards, 37 from Gelli and Plumber Meirion Williams, 23, from Abercwmboi have joined the company’s Housing Maintenance Unit (HMU) in the past month. The three men have all completed apprenticeships through the Project Management Professional certification within RCT Homes itself or its training arm, Grow Enterprise Wales (GrEW).
RCT Homes’ HMU employs around 75 members of staff across skilled trades to deliver an efficient in-house repairs service for RCT Homes’ properties.
HMU Site Manager Simon Cartwright said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Gavin, David and Meirion to full time positions within the Housing Maintenance Unit. They have really impressed us with their skills and commitment to RCT Homes throughout their apprenticeships within the planned maintenance team.
“At RCT Homes it is important that we continue to invest in providing an excellent repairs service for our tenants and offer employment to local people as often as possible”.
GrEW supports people to become more employable through education, training and work experience. Since it started trading in February 2010 with six trainees and one member of staff, it has steadily expanded to having an annual turnover of £2.7 million, employing 100 plus staff and offering hundreds of work placements each year.
Last month GrEW was awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management