Shropshire Gas Telford helps tackle unemployment

Shropshire Gas, Telford and Shrewsbury’s largest heating company and the main competitor to British Gas, is helping to tackle unemployment across the region by recruiting new apprentices.

With the latest unemployment figures standing at well over 2 million and a new industry report revealing a 32% increase in applications for apprenticeship schemes, Shropshire Gas is providing high quality training opportunities for those looking to start their careers doing Telford central heating repairs and Shrewsbury gas boiler servicing and maintenance. As a socially responsible employer, Shropshire Gas has offered youngsters the chance to gain vital on-the-job experience through an apprenticeship scheme. The new starters, who are aged between 16 and 19 and come from the local area, will work alongside dedicated Shropshire Gas mentors while attending college to support their development.

The Shropshire Gas apprentices will develop skills in plumbing, gas and multi fuel heating, electrics, joinery and bricklaying.

Shropshire Gas Director, Malcolm Carter, said: “At Shropshire Gas, Shropshire Multi Fuel and Shropshire Oil we strive to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work and we will continue to invest in the future of young people in the local area. Apprenticeships give young people a fantastic opportunity to learn practical skills while on the job and earning a wage. We continue to offer excellent training opportunities to youngsters from all backgrounds who can learn valuable lifelong trades with us.”