31st August 2022

Linc Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Y Prentis and Cyfle Building Skills Shared Apprenticeship Schemes

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Linc Cymru (Linc), a housing association and care provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two construction-based shared apprenticeship schemes in south Wales, with the aim of increasing training and employment opportunities for young adults within the construction industry.

The agreement, with Y Prentis and Cyfle Building Skills, which operate across southeast Wales and southwest Wales respectively, will enable Linc to generate short-term, onsite construction trade apprenticeships at its developments in south Wales. Y Prentis and Cyfle will match these training opportunities with young adults looking for apprenticeships in the local area.

The schemes provide support to both apprentices and host contractors along the way, and help apprentices gain permanent employment on final completion of their training.

Y Prentis Programme Manager Darryl Williams said:Both Linc and Y Prentis share visions and values. Y Prentis’ vision is to provide long term sustainable apprenticeships for those in the communities we serve to help them maximise their potential.

“Our partnership with Linc will help us provide opportunities to more local people looking to start or change their career and join the construction industry.”

Cyfle Building Skills Training Manager Gemma Mineur said: "We are delighted to start working with Linc Cymru and offer further opportunities to our apprentices as well as our work experience candidates as part of the Southwest Wales Hub. These opportunities will create many benefits for the candidates and contractors involved, which the industry is very much in need of due to the current skills shortage."

Linc’s Community Regeneration Manager Natalie Hawkins said: “At Linc, everything we do is guided by our respect for the people we work with, and the customers and communities we work for.

“We recognise that our role as a housing provider and developer gives us a privileged position in which to support our local communities, through opportunities such as onsite construction trade apprenticeships.

“By signing a memorandum of understanding with Y Prentis and Cyfle, we can ensure that our developments bring added value to local people. The teams at Y Prentis and Cyfle are experts in working with organisations like Linc, connecting their onsite opportunities with the very people who need to access them. We look forward to strengthening our partnership to create great outcomes.” 


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