Kyle Hall, a plumbing and heating apprentice with social housing provider Nottingham City Homes (NCH), is the worthy recipient of our Apprentice of the Year Award. Kyle has kept on track to complete his apprenticeship despite a number of major setbacks – not to mention the global pandemic!
Why this apprentice should be Apprentice of the Year? What makes this apprentice stand out? Brandon would make a suitable candidate for “Apprentice of the Year” because of his exceptional organisational skills and willingness to learn.
Will recently won the Inspiring Journey Award, impressing Exeter College with the story of his career change, which resulted in a personal letter from Kit Malthouse MP congratulating Will on his journey and achievements so far. Will was also recently highly commended at a Direct Works awards ceremony after being shortlisted down to the last three apprentices.
What is the project? Clarion's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator project is delivering zero carbon retrofit to 120 homes in Fenland and Tonbridge. Clarion partnered with Fenland District Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council to successfully secure £4.5million of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the retrofit work is being delivered by United Living and Equans
Judges’ comments: -- A great initiative with clear objectives and numerous positive outcomes -- Some impressive results with good practice and likely to be a common model in the very near future. -- Honest/practical about savings and benefits, including repair cost reduction
Realtime Repair Appointment Integration
Data Insights to provide safer homes
Judges’ comments: -- Great concept with great potential and tangible outcomes and cost savings for client and customers. -- Strong business cases for rolling out further, with data and transferable to other organisations.
Energy Advice Team and Switchee Stockport Homes and Switchee - Adoption of Renewable Heating
Judges’ comments: -- A good initiative and one that is clearly benefitting Orbit and customers. -- Some high numbers here. Self-registration particularly good. -- Eye to the future with clear targets set.
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