Developers building 900 new houses in Sowerby have started a recruitment drive to build their workforce from the local community.
Mulberry Homes, who will be working on the site for the next ten years have asked SuperSkills, a local training company, to recruit the workers and provide their training.
Mulberry Homes is seeking Apprentices to be trained as plasterers, plumbers and painters.
The scale and duration of the development means that after training, there will be work available for years to come.
The vacancies were announced as Mark Robson, leader of Hambleton District Council and local Sowerby councillor, visited SuperSkills Training Centre at Thirsk Auction Mart to meet some of the apprentices being trained there.
Coun Robson said:
“This is good news for the Thirsk area and demonstrates Mulberry Homes commitment in bringing jobs to the local community especially for our young people”
Beverley Robinson, on behalf of Mulberry Homes said:
“Mulberry Homes are delighted to announce that as part of our commitment to the local community we have been able to create four new apprentice opportunities on our exciting new development in Sowerby.
“SuperSkills who are a locally based and well established training organisation will be working with Mulberry to select and support the trainees in their apprenticeships.”
Peter Walker, owner of SuperSkills Training, said:
“We look forward to a long term relationship with Mulberry Homes as they build the Sowerby Gateway development.
“Apprenticeships combine excellent training and long term jobs, so people get the chance to earn while they learn.”