MORE than 100 apprenticeships are being offered to young people in Glasgow.

Wheatley Group is recruiting for 37 apprentices who will study for an SVQ qualification in areas including housing, support services and care.

Applicants do not need any formal qualifications and will receive a benefits package and help to find a full-time job when the apprenticeship finishes.

The successful candidates will work across Wheatley including GHA, Cube and Loretto Housing and the deadline for applications is May 22.

City Building is also recruiting for 80 apprentices in trades including; carpentry and joinery, plumbing, electrical, painting and decorating and plastering.

There will be a mixture of two and four year apprenticeships offered and the deadline for applications is also May 22.

William Gracie, 23, from Drumchapel, started as an apprentice for the Wheatley Group in 2009, and now works as an enforcement officer based in GHA’s Drumchapel office.

He said: “I did my apprenticeship in GHA’s Knightswood office. Staff were really supportive and I learned a lot.

“I landed this full-time job last summer and I'm really enjoying it.

“Young people should grab the opportunity of an apprenticeship with both hands.”

Since the Modern Apprenticeship programme started in 2009, Wheatley has taken on 196 apprentices.

Gordon Sloan, chairman of GHA said:“We always want to increase opportunities for young people in our communities.

“Our apprenticeship programme can help young people take the first steps in a rewarding career.”

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