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01/07/2021

Cambria Maintenance Services launches apprenticeship recruitment

Cambria Maintenance Services, one of Wales’ top employers, is launching a recruitment drive to almost double the number of apprentices it employs.

A social enterprise, Cambria Maintenance Services is part of the Wales & West Housing Group (WWHG) and maintains Wales & West Housing’s 12,000 plus homes across Wales. It is amongst only two per cent of UK employers to achieve the Investors in People Platinum accreditation for the way it supports its employees. Last month Cambria was also a finalist in the Medium Employer category of the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.

The company which has bases in Cardiff, Newcastle Emlyn and Ewloe and currently employs 16 apprentices as part of its 165-strong workforce of electrical, gas and heating and multi-skilled maintenance staff who work to maintain WWH homes.

It is looking to recruit a further 14 apprentices as part of its ongoing investment in training its workforce of the future.

The apprenticeship roles on offer are:

  • Multi-skilled
  • Heating & plumbing
  • Electrical

Ryan Jones is a Trade Operative at Cambria, who undertook qualifications in plumbing and housing maintenance through Cambria’s apprenticeship programme.

He says: “I joined as a multi-skilled apprentice and after two years I moved onto a plumbing apprenticeship. Now I am a qualified plumber and work as a Trade Operative with Cambria, fitting bathrooms at WWH homes. I am enjoying the career I have chosen.”

“I enjoy the practical hands-on learning on the job. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from working with so many different trade professionals.”
Alex Carter joined Cambria as an electrical apprentice when he was 25.

Peter Jackson, Managing Director of Cambria, says: “An apprenticeship offer from Cambria Maintenance Services is a big commitment. It means that we are going to invest in you for the future and that you are going to invest in your training to make sure you have a career for the future. It is also a great opportunity combining four days a week on the job training with one day a week in college.

Virtual open days

A series of open days will be held via Zoom to give to give potential applicants the chance to find out more about the apprenticeship roles within Cambria. Peter Jackson, Managing Director; Geraint Parry, Principal, Operations Manager; and members of the Wales & West Housing Group Culture and Talent Team, who support our apprentices during their employment, will be on hand to answer any questions people may have.

The next sessions will be held on Tuesday 6 July between 4.30pm-5.30pm and  6pm-7pm.

For more information and to book onto a session visit www.cambria-ltd.co.uk/en/current-vacancies/

Alison Stokes

alison.stokes@wwha.co.uk
02920 415368 / 07484 911100
Alison is our PR & Marketing Officer for South & West Wales.

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