Liverpool-based Frank Rogers, has taken on four new apprentices as part of the firms work under the Anfield regeneration programme.
Work is now underway by the contractor for Your Housing Group at the £1.5 million maintenance and upgrade project. As the scheme gather momentum, employment and training opportunities have been identified and four new recruits have joined the Frank Rogers team.
Mehwish Ishtiaq has been appointed as tenant liaison officer and Sophie McAnaulty has taken on the role of apprentice administrative officer, whilst two Regenda community apprentices will work with Frank Rogers for two days a week on site.
Dean Rogers, managing director of Frank Rogers said:
“There have been a number of employment opportunities internally that we have managed to fill locally, working closely with Your Housing Group. It’s great to be able to take on people that live in the heart of the area, each of who will be part of the wide scale regeneration of this area.”
Kathryn Webber, Employment & Skills Officer for Your Housing Group added: Apprenticeships play an important part in the regeneration of any area, as it gives individuals the ability to learn on the job, first hand. To be able to recruit those apprentices from within the local community is vitally important as it empowers the community to get involved. I look forward to working closely with Frank Rogers and the apprentices in the coming years.
The contract comprises kitchen and bathroom replacements alongside general improvement works, all of which will to be completed over a two year period, forming part of the initial stages of the ambitious project, which is set to transform the inner city area. Frank Rogers secured the contract through Fusion21, the procurement consortium which Your Housing is a member of.
Frank Rogers was launched some 40 years ago by its name sake from the firms Anfield base continuing to operate its head office from Larkhill Lane. Many of the firms directly employed staff live in or around the Anfield are, some of whom will be working on site at the project, within the heart of their own communities.
Your Housing Group has already delivered more than 200 new and refurbished homes in the Anfield area in an investment programme worth more than £25m. It owns and manages more than 850 homes in the Anfield/Breckfield area in total. A further investment of some £16m-plus is anticipated in coming years. The organisation is also responsible for supporting a range of community groups and projects in the area.