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March 2021

Customers helped into work despite effects of Covid-19 on unemployment

March 19th, 2021

Over 100 of our customers have benefitted from the North of Tyne Combined Authority scheme designed to support social housing tenants into work.  We’re now over half-way through the Working Homes programme, designed by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and funded by the European Social Fund, to provide more quality, more intensive and more […]

YHN supports women in construction

March 16th, 2021

We’re  celebrating Women in Construction Week by encouraging women to apply for new repairs and construction jobs. YHN manages over 26,000 properties on behalf of Newcastle City Council, with a staff of around 450 employed in repairs and construction roles – from plumbers to surveyors, and joiners to designers, and everything in between. We’ve long […]

Are you an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen, or the dependent of someone who is?

March 5th, 2021

If you are, you are likely to need to apply for immigration status to stay in the UK due to Brexit. You can do this by applying to the European Union Settlement Scheme. Your Homes Newcastle can offer you free advice and support to apply. Help to Apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme YHN […]

Women in Construction: April Halligan

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I moved up from Birmingham as my mum’s family lived up here and attended Trinity Solutions College which was where I found out about the apprenticeship opportunities with Newcastle City Council. Including your apprenticeship how long have you worked in this profession? 5 years. 4 years of […]

Women in Construction: Hannah Porter

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I applied for an apprenticeship a few weeks after leaving school, without any interview experience I knew I would struggle trying to get job experience elsewhere. I didn’t expect to be offered the apprenticeship a few days later, which was amazing. I chose electrical as my uncle […]

Women in Construction: Caitlin Hood

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I always preferred technology/engineering at school I think it’s stemmed from there. Including your apprenticeship how long have you worked in this profession? 6 and a half years. Had you always wanted to work in construction? / what inspired you to go down that route? I had […]

Women in Construction: Linzy Tumilty

March 3rd, 2021

How did you get into your chosen profession? I applied for an apprenticeship within the council, I was then given an interview and successful in doing so. Including your apprenticeship how long have you worked in this profession? This year I will have been with the council for 8 years. Had you always wanted to […]