A HOUSING association is looking for new apprentices to help young people learn about the world of work.

Bricklayers, business administration and horticultural estates apprentices are among some of the positions being sought by believe housing as the County Durham-based organisation looks to expand its workforce.

The group already has 18 apprentices on its books and has begun the search for a further six.

Applications are open for all roles now, with a deadline of Sunday, September 15.

With Level 2 and Level 3 craft and administrative apprenticeships available, the successful applicants will gain industry recognised qualifications as well as hands on experience.

Joinery apprentice Eleanor Hailes, said: “I took joinery at school and really enjoyed it, so I was thrilled when the opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship at believe housing came up. I knew how good the company was and was over-the-moon when I got the job.”

Lewis King joined believe housing as an apprentice straight from school and has now secured a permanent role.

He said: “I didn’t want to spend any more time in full time education, so when I saw the chance to earn money while I was still learning it seemed like a great opportunity.

“I really enjoy my job, I get to go out quite a bit to sites where we’re building new houses and see all sorts of things.

“I definitely made the right choice.”