Jordan Vidal in the News
Away from football, Jordan Vidal has been nominated for the apprentice of year awards...well done young man from everyone at the club..
Fresh-faced future business moguls have been getting their first taste of the working world after pairing up with Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) to encourage more businesses to get involved with local apprenticeship schemes.
Youngsters from Grey Court School, Petersham, have teamed up with affordable housing landlord RHP, and apprenticeship support organisation Way to Work, to promote how important work opportunities are for students.
Year 10 media students recorded a promotional video to encourage more Richmond employers to hire apprentices.
RHP’s current health, safety and environment team apprentice, Jordan Vidal, has been nominated for the prestigious Apprentice of the Year 2012 awards and said the experience had changed his life.
He said: “The scheme has opened new doors for me. Getting office experience as well as a recognised qualification will definitely help me get a great job in the future.”
RHP’s learning and development team member, Geraldine Clark, added that the value of apprenticeships went further than just the youngsters employed. She said: “We want to raise awareness of how valuable apprenticeship schemes can be to a business, as well as making sure young people understand what they offer in terms of valuable experience and qualifications.”
RHP won best new employer at the 2011 Way to Work awards and had already taken on seven apprentices, with three recruited on a permanent basis after they gained their NVQ Level 2 qualifications.
RHP’s apprenticeship scheme is set to be extended to take on two more youngsters at its head office and 12 caretaking apprentices on six month contracts this year.
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