Apprentices on road to success
One Vision Housing award winning apprentices
For some young people, apprenticeships are the most practical and rewarding career path.
That’s certainly the case with three young men from One Vision Housing Property Services (OVHPS).
Michael Von Bargen, Steve Allen and Jake Jones are a product of Holy Family School in Thornton and are all excelling at the Sefton-based housing association where they are learning their trade whilst still attending college once a week.
All three are excelling in their chosen trades and have all won prestigious awards.
Michael won Apprentice of the Year at OVH’s 2011 Staff Awards, Steve won Apprentice of the Year at a national awards ceremony and Jake won a special commendation award for Apprentice of the Year at Hugh Baird College.
Deputy Headmaster Mike Symes said: “We have been working with One Vision Housing since 2009 and it’s great to see how our pupils have been able to progress with them in their apprenticeships. It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to gain a qualification in their chosen field and we’re delighted to see them be rewarded for their commitment and hard work.”
Michael (Electrician) and Steve (Plumber) were the first employees taken on by OVHPS when they formed in September 2010. Jake (Bricklayer) followed soon after.
Their hard work culminated in One Vision Housing being recognised as the best company to work for in the UK in the Sunday Times Best Companies list 2012.
OVHPS Director Paul Broadbent said: “We have a strong commitment to supporting apprentices and currently have ten working with us, covering five different trades and working with four different colleges in the area. We are extremely proud of what Michael, Steven and Jake have achieved so far in the time we have been with us and our excited for their future careers.”
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