Kyle Rafferty, 22, was recently recruited as an apprentice with James Frew Ltd (GasSure). He has embarked on a four-year tailor made Modern Apprenticeship Programme in Plumbing and Heating and is currently working alongside Mark Barrett, one of our experienced tradesman, on a Gas Maintenance and Servicing contract that GasSure is providing for Oak Tree Housing Association through the iFlair Framework agreement.
The I-Flair Property Maintenance Framework provides, on behalf of locally controlled housing associations, effective and responsive services, which address the needs of the communities of Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. The framework includes a significant commitment to delivering benefits to the communities served by I-Flair members, such as Oak Tree HA.
The programme gives the opportunity of achieving a national recognisable qualification by gaining on-the job training and attending classes at the James Frew Academy at West College Scotland Paisley Campus.
Kyle, who recently gave up a career as a greenkeeper at the Marr Hall Golf Course said, ‘’Hearing of the opportunity to join GasSure excited me as I knew it would be a new challenge and provide me with a trade that would not only benefit myself but also the customers and the company. I aspire to be the best tradesmen I can be, to not only enhance my career within the industry but to pay back the company for the opportunity they have provided for me. This opportunity has truly changed my life and for that, I will always be grateful.’’Brian Praties, Development and Technical Services Manager at Oak Tree Housing Association added; ‘’We are delighted to have Kyle on board and we wish him all the best. We also appreciate GasSure’s support. Their commitment to the Modern Apprenticeship Programme is commended and we are sure they will provide Kyle with all the support he needs to be a success in his new career.” Neill Hamilton, Maintenance Manager, GasSure added, “We are delighted to welcome Kyle to GasSure and we are sure he will be a success. It also feels good to provide local employment and other community benefits into the communities in which we are operating through the iFlair Framework agreement”.