I believe that the apartment connects the Peterlee tenant with the subcontractor
Nathan Daniels began training as a carpenter after leaving school and was working towards a level 3 qualification when his employer said he could not keep him.
He then repeatedly switched to insecure and uninspiring jobs until the housing industry stepped in.
The County Durham housing association provides employability support to anyone who lives in one of its homes or is waiting to become a tenant.
Joanne Brown, Employability Coordinator, explains: “I was able to get practical support and motivation for Nathan when he needed it.
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“The best part of my job is seeing someone like Nathan progress and in his case, different parts of the home build were able to come together to put him in the role he was looking for.”
While Joanne worked with Nathan, the housing procurement and facilities teams discussed a contract with Sendrig Construction to implement internal improvements such as: B. Rewiring, new kitchens or bathrooms, in more than 100 houses.
As part of Sendrig’s commitment to social values, the plan was to offer a dormitory resident a paid internship. However, since Nathan already had experience and a Level 2 qualification, the company offered him a job and an apprenticeship instead.
Joanne said: “Joint appointments with Nathan kept him motivated and together we got him financial support for tools, asbestos training, a safety certificate and two weeks of travel expenses before he received his first salary.”
“That meant he could take the job and move into permanent employment.”
The 22-year-old from Peterlee says: “The support I’ve had has been great, Joanne has always been there for me whenever I had a problem.
“Right before my first interview I broke my foot playing soccer and thought that was the end of it, but she stayed in touch with me and Sendrig so the opportunity was still there for me.
“She walked me to my interview, helped me get what I needed to get the job done, and on top of that she has helped me with my mental health by always being there with advice and support.
“I’m really grateful and love the job.”
Gary Dillon, Sendrig’s Senior Commercial Manager, said, “Sendrig was delighted to place Nathan on site. As part of our construction team, we can support him to continue his journey in construction.
“Our commitment to social values is a priority for the future of the company. By working with local communities, we can help improve as many areas as possible.”
David Taylor, associate director of major works at Faith Housing said, “Bringing Sendrig and Nathan together was a win-win as our contractor was able to recruit an enthusiastic new team member and a tenant’s son got the job he wanted.”
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