James Frew Ltd (GasSure) has recently recruited a 16 year old, plumbing apprentice from Paisley to join and learn from the existing team working on a 4-year contract in Gas Maintenance and Servicing for Williamsburgh 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 Williamsburgh HA.
Adam Forrest, who studied at Paisley Grammar School, applied for an apprenticeship after his school class received a short presentation from the company’s Training & Compliance Manager, Kevin Kidd.The programme is a very successful four-year tailor made Modern Apprenticeship, which gives the opportunity of achieving a national recognizable qualification by gaining on-the job training and attending classes at the James Frew Academy at West College Scotland Paisley Campus. Owen McMillan, Maintenance Manager at Wiliamsburgh Housing Association said; ‘’The Association are delighted that our 4-year contract with James Frew, has resulted in this apprentice opportunity for young local man, Adam’’
Stevie Lee, Maintenance Manager at GasSure added, ‘’Adam had excellent qualifications, skills and a great attitude to work at his interview and it has carried on since starting his apprenticeship and being assigned to the Williamsburgh Housing Association contract. We are delighted that Adam accepted our offer, and also delighted to be able to deliver community benefits to the communities we are servicing through the iFlair framework agreement. He is working alongside Brendan McGachy, one our experienced tradesmen, and has been doing extremely well. Adam will be a great asset to GasSure and to Williamsburgh Housing Association.