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ENGIE apprenticeship helps one of our residents back into a career!

ENGIE apprenticeship helps one of our residents back into a career!

One of our residents has secured an apprenticeship offered by ENGIE Places and Communities, Watford Community Housing’s improvement programme contractor, helping her find a new career after some time out of work.

Kelsey Fox, the newly-appointed Apprentice Administrator, will be based at ENGIE’s compound on the Harebreaks, and will support the site team, whilst also completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Apprenticeships give people the chance to earn while they learn, and represent an amazing opportunity to start finding a career and gaining new skills, whilst also achieving relevant qualifications.

Kelsey, from Watford, has been trying to find work for a while, but as a single mother has found it difficult to find the time. However, after a very successful interview process, she was told she’d got the job! Now, after some initial work experience and training, she will start her apprenticeship and kickstart her career.

Kelsey said: “I’m really pleased to have won the apprenticeship and I’m excited to get started! It’s a great opportunity to help me progress and gain a qualification. I thought I was too old to be an apprentice, but now I’ve got the job I know this is my chance to really better myself.”

Colette Coakley, Watford Community Housing’s Community Engagement Officer, helped promote the apprenticeship and has been working with Kelsey: “I’m so pleased for Kelsey – she worked really hard in her interview and has a lot to offer ENGIE as their administration apprentice. Kelsey really deserves this apprenticeship, and we’d like to thank ENGIE for working closely with us through their Social Value programme.

“It’s so important for us to work with our residents to help them achieve their full potential, whether it’s in their personal life or within the community, and this is just one example of how we can help make that happen.”