Duo Fly the Flag for NPT Homes at Welsh Apprentice Challenge

Mon 21 Nov 2016

Rory and Lynsey

NPT Homes is celebrating two of their most promising apprentices being shortlisted for The Welsh Apprentice Challenge 2016.

Lynsey Davies and Rory Diplock will represent the housing provider at Community Housing Cymru’s Annual Conference, held at The Principality Stadium in December.

The challenge will offer 15 apprentices, nominated from housing associations across Wales, the opportunity to work together to develop a memorable campaign; the theme of which will be given to them on day one of the conference.

Working in teams of five and supported by a mentor, each team will research, develop and present their ideas with conference delegates voting for the most impressive group.

Lynsey’s background is in the care and housing sector but, from a young age, was inspired by friends and family who worked in construction. Initially deterred by the male dominant industry, at the age of 33 Lynsey decided to begin her apprenticeship in plastering via Cyfle and has since been learning her trade with NPT Homes.

Rory is a plumber by trade but, after being made redundant, he had a change of career and joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Following a medical discharge Rory’s focus returned to construction. He joined NPT Homes’ multi trade apprenticeship scheme in October armed with lots of prior experience to give the opportunity his best shot.

The duo are looking forward to taking part in this unique challenge against a talented pool of apprentices currently setting the housing world alight.

Multi trade apprentice Rory Diplock said:
“The Welsh Apprentice Challenge is something I’m really looking forward to taking part in. I’m hoping my prior construction experience, military background and recent learning will make me a good asset to the team I’m part of. Fingers crossed that either myself or Lynsey are part of the winning team!”

Steve Tucker, Director of Assets, added:
“We are very proud that our apprentices have been shortlisted for CHC’s Welsh Apprentice Challenge, now in its second year.

This year we have placed a huge emphasis on investing in construction talent locally by taking on 10 multi trade apprentices. We are proud that Rory and Lynsey will now be part of a unique opportunity to enhance their learning even further. We wish them all the best in the competition.”