Jobs boost for apprentices

Heads for heights! Bulwell roofing apprentices who are going to be working on Nottingham City Homes properties, Alex Galloway, Jack Cropley, Ryan Moss, Braidey Searston, Corey Parkin, McCauley Brown, David Stimpson, Kane Nichol and Curtis Walker pictured with Jason Wright, left, managing director of J Wright Roofing, Coun. Jackie Morris the Sheriff of Nottingham, second left, and her consort Sandy Littlewood right.
Heads for heights! Bulwell roofing apprentices who are going to be working on Nottingham City Homes properties, Alex Galloway, Jack Cropley, Ryan Moss, Braidey Searston, Corey Parkin, McCauley Brown, David Stimpson, Kane Nichol and Curtis Walker pictured with Jason Wright, left, managing director of J Wright Roofing, Coun. Jackie Morris the Sheriff of Nottingham, second left, and her consort Sandy Littlewood right.

Seven Bulwell teenagers have been employed by J Wright Roofing to help re-roof hundreds of properties across Nottingham.

The independent roofing company has been chosen alongside national construction giant Keepmoat to re-roof 500 houses owned by Nottingham City Homes.

J Wright Roofing wanted to boost local employment – and came up with the idea of taking on local apprentices.

The seven apprentices were taken on through Bulwell Academy, where J Wright roofing MD Jason Wright is a governor.

Mr Wright said: “It was difficult to choose the candidates to work on the project as all of those we interviewed were of a very high standard, so high in fact that we took on seven instead of our original target of six.”

In all, there were around 30 applicants – and these were whittled down to the final seven.