On 20th Feb we held the first of this years ‘Try a Trade Day’ events to recruit apprentices for Platform Property Care. The event was held at The Building Block, Worcester, and saw over 30 participants try four trades – carpentry, tiling, electrical and plumbing. This was a great opportunity for people to get a taste of what being one of our operatives is like, and which trades they enjoyed the most.
So what happened on the day?
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make Try a Trade Day 2020 a success. The Platform Property Care operatives and apprentices who attended managed to inspire a lot of people, and the apprentices who demonstrated their trades showed how knowledgeable and skilled they were – a testament to the success of Platform’s apprenticeship scheme!
All the staff at The Building Block are volunteers, so a big thank you to them for taking time out of their busy schedules to educate and inspire. The Building Block is a part of Worcester Community Trust and provides a range of skills courses including bricklaying, plumbing, plastering, tiling and woodwork as well as a range of other courses including manual handling.
More ‘Try a Trade Day’ events will be held across our communities, including in Birmingham and Lincolnshire, later this year so stay tuned on social media. In the meantime find out what 'a day in the life' of a Property Care apprentice looks like on YouTube!