Independent Welsh builders merchant Robert Price Builders’ Merchants has helped three trainees working for a local housing association.
As part of the Future Jobs Fund project, the builders merchant has donated tools to the trainees working for Newport City Homes.
The scheme, designed to give individuals who have been claiming Job Seekers Allowance for between 39 and 51 weeks, is run by Newport City Council and gives trainees the chance to gain much needed work experience to help them in their search for full time employment.
Robert Price marketing manager Emma Parkes said “We are so grateful to Irwin, Stanley and Spear & Jackson for donating the tools. This scheme gives a real chance to these young people, and it is thanks to the generosity of the tool suppliers that we have been able to support them. We are all aware of how hard the construction industry has been hit during the current recession, and it is fantastic to be able to give support in this way.”