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Donation gives apprentices tools for success

Apprentices at Caerphilly County Borough Council have been given the tools for success, thanks to a donation from Robert Price Builders Merchants.
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Bespoke toolkits were donated for 7 newly recruited apprentices, with trades including carpentry, electrics and plastering. The apprentices are all working to support the Council’s repairs and improvements services.

This donation comes in addition to 10 individually tailored toolkits provided to last year’s apprentices by Robert Price, the Council’s single source supply partner.

Councillor Shayne Cook, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “As well as providing invaluable opportunities to gain on-the-job experience, apprenticeships help us ensure the wealth of skills, knowledge and experience we have within Caerphilly Homes is retained.

“I’d like to welcome our new apprentices to Team Caerphilly and wish them all the very best in their new roles.  Thank you to Robert Price for their generous donations to support the apprentices as they embark on their career journeys.”

David Patterson, Sales Director at Robert Price, added: “It is fantastic to have the opportunity to support new entrants into the construction industry.  This donation supports our strategy of training for both our staff and our customers, to support new apprentices in the industry is both exciting and fulfilling.  Our long-term partnership with Caerphilly Council has enabled us to support such a variety of initiatives and it is great to see these apprentices at the start of their journey. We look forward to seeing you at our branches for years to come, supporting you with material needs, advice and guidance.”

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