Coast & Country opens its doors to new apprentices


Coast & Country is supporting its future workforce with the introduction of four new apprentices to its team.

Lewis Peacock, 24, is joining the housing provider as a business administration apprentice, Cory Kernan, 18, and Sadie Wheeler, 26, as housing apprentices and Liberty Cottle, 16, is starting a finance apprenticeship.

Lewis, Cory and Sadie all received support from Coast & Country’s New Directions Team, which is part of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), funded by the European Social Fund.

The scheme works with businesses and young people aged 15 to 29, who are not in education, employment or training, to source jobs, traineeships, apprenticeships and work placements.

New Directions also offers guidance and advice, which is tailored to each individual, giving them the confidence to improve their skills and help them meet the needs of local employers.

Emma Tooth, apprenticeship co-ordinator at Coast & Country, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lewis, Sadie, Cory and Liberty to the Coast & Country team, it’s a double success for us that three of the young people came through our own New Directions programme.

“Taking on apprentices is a direct investment in the future development of our workforce and it’s a fantastic way to support local, talented individuals who are keen to start their careers. I wish them well in their first few weeks of work!”


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