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.