This is Logan and Robbie, they've been working with North Lanarkshire Council & Routes to Work since last summer on our Pathways programme. Pathways has enables both boys to step out of a conventional education environment like school and prepare for the world of work by gaining vocational skills and qualifications that are aligned with their career goals.
JDN Property Services had 2 apprenticeship opportunities in joinery and plastering. We were delighted to get the opportunity to work in partnership with the business to fill both these roles and got to work quickly pre-screening and scheduling interviews.
As a business in North Lanarkshire, JDN Property Services were able to access a subsidy of 50% of the boys’ wages for a 12-month period through North Lanarkshire’s Working. This financial support is vital, more now than ever, to encourage local businesses to recruit local people into sustainable and progressive job opportunities.
Jon Short, Surveyor and Contracts Manager at JDN Property Services had this to say:
“At JDN Property Services, we know what it’s like to start from the bottom and work our way up. We have a focus on helping prepare the younger generation for the workforce by teaching them important professional skills that they will need in the future. We teach with a hands-on and practical approach, helping the younger generation engage with our organisation, therefore creating a mutually beneficial relationship.
Businesses, both big and small, need to utilise the creativity and energy that the younger generation have and give them opportunities that will benefit all involved.
With the comprehensive support from Routes to Work and North Lanarkshire Council this allowed to give two people the opportunity during these tough times, allowing us to grow tomorrow’s trades people. I encourage any business that’s looking to recruit to reach out to Routes to Work and form a partnership.”
It is Routes to Work’s vision to reduce poverty and improve the health and wellbeing of North Lanarkshire’s communities and businesses by enabling people to access, sustain and progress within employment. We are a free, confidential service helping unemployed residents in the North Lanarkshire area to access opportunities in employment, education, and training.
You can call 0800 783 4731 to register for our support as a business or jobseeker.
We would like to wish Robbie and Logan the very best of luck on their new journey and thank JDN Property Services for their commitment to proving opportunities for our young people.