Fifteen apprentices from throughout the Calico Group accepted the challenge to refurbish a Calico Home’s property in a week ready for a tenant to move in, to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
The process to refurbish the property was carried out like any other; the only difference was that the works were delivered by the apprentices rather than the senior staff, who instead supervised.
The project brought together apprentices from Calico Homes, Ring Stones, and Calico Enterprise ranging from apprentice decorators, joiners, plumbers, electricians, caretakers, cleaners and office based staff from the Investment, Neighbourhoods, and Finance Teams.
The two bedroom property underwent a makeover which saw the apprentices refitting and securing the bathroom, repairing floorboards, rehanging doors, and electrical safety checks. The decorating apprentices were tasked with completing all five rooms in the house, and the stairs, landing and bedroom were carpeted by Ring Stones.
The project was a great opportunity for the apprentices to see how other trades work, whilst testing their team work, time management, and planning, along with increasing their confidence and skill in their own work.
Phil Jones Group Head of Skills, Employability & Enterprise said,
“It is really great to see so many apprentices throughout the business working together to complete this project. They completed on time for the handover to the new tenant on Friday, and should be very proud of what they have achieved.
This group of apprentices are all under 21years old and are young adults starting out on their chosen career paths. The project was a brilliant way to highlight the skills and knowledge they have gained whilst undertaking their apprenticeships and everyone across the Group has been very impressed.”
For more information on apprenticeship and career opportunities with The Calico Group please visit https://calicoenterprise.org.uk/calico-careers/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/Pq5ov2BV41U”][/vc_column][/vc_row]