As part of National Apprenticeship Week Muhammad Uddin, a Yorkshire Housing apprentice, attended a special event for selected apprentices at the House of Commons this week. Muhammad was recently the winner of the national Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award 2018. He was invited as a member of the Young Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.
This year national Apprentice Week is on the theme of Blaze a trail – Fire It Up, showcasing how apprentices bring new energy and passion into any businesses. Yorkshire Housing have been celebrating the success of their apprenticeship programme by showcasing apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.
Muhammad Uddin, Yorkshire Housing apprentice said:
“I’m really pleased to represent Yorkshire Housing at the House of Commons. Apprenticeships are an excellent way to kick start your career, I’m proud to be celebrating them during National Apprentice Week.
“Yorkshire Housing has enabled me to develop my skills and abilities, by giving me hands-on experience across the business. It shows that hard work and determination equals big rewards!”
Muhammad started his Yorkshire Housing apprenticeship straight after leaving school, joining the benefits and advice team. Within 12 months he achieved his level two business admin qualifications and successfully secured a role as customer complaints apprentice, enabling him to do his level three business admin qualification.
As an active apprentice champion he’s spoken at local BME forums, career events, been featured on podcasts, websites and represented on the Young Apprentice Ambassador network.
Since opening its doors to its first apprentice in 2007, Yorkshire Housing has seen over 100 apprentices working with us, with over 70 percent securing fulltime positions. This year, a variety of opportunities including construction-based roles in building services, gas and electric as well as office-based jobs, will be available. Apprentices can gain a fully funded nationally recognised qualification as well as real work experience in teams across Yorkshire.
If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to shine, point them in the direction of Yorkshire Housing’s apprenticeship scheme where they can grow their skills, gain a professional qualification, earn above the national minimum wage and build a firm foundation for the start of a new and exciting career.
Applications will be accepted between 18 March and 29 April. You can register your interest to receive notifications on our apprenticeship pages.