As a business, Hudson Contract is always keen to give back to the construction industry. And in 2011, the following advert in our local paper gave us food for thought:
SEEKING APPRENTICESHIP Young man (17) desperately seeking an Electrician Apprenticeship. Extremely enthusiastic, reliable, fit and hard-working individual, with full driving licence and own transport. Currently in second year of an appropriate college course and can be transferred to specific apprenticeship course. If you could possibly offer an apprenticeship to a very genuine person, please call
To date, we have sponsored more than 100 apprentices. And we aim to support a further 30 in the current year.
We offer financial support to employers in Bridlington and Scarborough to help them take on an apprentice, paying £50 per week towards each apprentice’s wage for the first year of their training. In 2017, the scheme was extended to include apprentices attending Leeds College of Building. The scheme is really simple – and it has to be, to ensure there’s plenty of take-up in an area where only a handful of construction firms have more than five employees.