A TRAINING company based in Cleckheaton has landed a significant contract.
Students at Brookhouse Training, which provides practical learning in trades such as gas and plumbing, have been offered work placements by Berneslai Homes, an arms length management organisation responsible for managing homes on behalf of Barnsley Council.
The work placements are specific to gas training and see students teaming up with Berneslai Homes employees to provide quick response to maintenance and repairs across the housing association’s 19,500 properties.
More than a dozen Brookhouse Training students have worked for the Barnsley company already – with many more lined up to learn their trade within this demanding environment.
Paul Tolson, operations manager at Berneslai Homes, said: “Our role is to deliver sustainable communities which are safe, healthy and attractive and accessible to all.
“For us, the standard of our service is vital in upholding our aims.
“Brookhouse Training’s students actually contribute to this success.
“Their knowledge, skills and whole work ethic is a credit and has been totally supportive of us as a business as well as focusing on the completion of work to the high standards we expect.”
Brookhouse Training, which has a state-of-the-art training centre in Cleckheaton, is the only training provider in its field to guarantee all students a managed work placement that ensures real work-based evidence is gathered.