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Community grant for Nostell Village Hall16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
Volunteers who help carry out work at Nostell Village Hall were presented with a cheque for £689 at a tea party last week.

Apprentice swaps job to promote vocational education11 February 2014

Published 11 February 2014
Two WDH employees have taken part in a job swap as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge - a national competition to find the Apprentice Team of the Year.

Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

Former apprentice explains Gas and Heating Ventilation role10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
Former WDH apprentice, Matthew Raine, talks about being a Gas and Heating Ventilation Engineer.

WDH apprentices visit local college9 February 2014

Published 9 February 2014
Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Test13 January 2013

Published 13 January 2013
 
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The Great Wakefield Spring Clean27 March 2017

Published 27 March 2017
WDH has been working with local schools and partners, including Wakefield Council, to support the Great British Spring Clean.
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WDH celebrates 12th anniversary21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
Today marks the 12th anniversary of our launch in 2005 and, to help celebrate it, we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.
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New opening times at Airedale and South Elmsall Service Access Points21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
From 3 April 2017 the closing time at South Elmsall and Airedale Service Access Points (SAP) will change to 4pm.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations20 March 2017

Published 20 March 2017
Youngsters from St Helens Primary School choir celebrated St Patrick’s Day by singing songs, playing bingo and taking part in craft activities with residents at WDH’s Ashfield House Independent Living Scheme in Hemsworth last week.

Graham breaks the record for the deepest blind salt water scuba dive! 17 March 2017

Published 17 March 2017
On 10 March Graham Owen, broke the blind salt water scuba diving depth record reaching an amazing 111 meters, beating the previous record of 105 meters.
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Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip! 16 March 2017

Published 16 March 2017
Phillip Wagstaff is celebrating his new position as a Waste Management Technician at WDH, proving that hard work and dedication pays off.

The apprenticeship levy and making a success of it14 March 2017

Published 14 March 2017
With National Apprentice Week having just taken place, and WDH’s scheme gaining awareness online with our post advertising apprenticeships reaching 44,000 people in 3 days, now seems like a good time to look at the role that apprenticeship schemes are playing across the country and assess how we can move forward in this area following new government policies.

Residents in Castleford celebrate their improved homes!13 March 2017

Published 13 March 2017
Residents at WDH’s Springfield Independent Living Scheme were celebrating their newly refurbished homes today after completion of a £3.5 million refurbishment.

Local school takes part in the Great British Spring Clean13 March 2017

Published 13 March 2017
Streethouse School has teamed up with WDH to take part in the Great British Spring Clean, a campaign created to clean up local areas and reduce litter within the Wakefield district.
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Getting your electricals tested 6 March 2017

Published 6 March 2017
To follow best practice, we are now rolling out a programme of electrical testing for homes that have not been tested in the last five years.
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WDH apprentices visit local college
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WDH apprentices visit local college

Published 9 February 2014

Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

James Welsh, an apprentice joiner, and Declan Thompson, an apprentice roofer, spoke to students finishing a level 2 BTEC in construction.

The event, which was organised by WDH to promote the organisation’s recently launched apprenticeship programme, gave students the opportunity to find out about what being a trade apprentice is really like.

As part of their visit James and Declan explained what they do on a day-to-day basis, as well as the grades applicants need to start an apprenticeship with WDH.

Steve Warrillow, Construction Tutor at Hemsworth Arts and Community College, said:

“This is the first time we’ve linked up with WDH, and it’s really worthwhile. It pushes pupils towards local opportunities. With many students finding the labour market a daunting prospect, it’s nice to be able to give them as much information as possible. ”

Jane Gwilliam, a Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH, helped arrange the visit. She said:

“The students we met are just seven weeks away from finishing their studies, so it’s a great opportunity for them to learn more about the types of jobs they might move into. Both James and Declan gave an excellent overview of what an apprenticeship entails, and the students asked plenty of great questions.”

 

 

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