NPT Homes Celebrates Success Story as Part of National Apprentice Week

Thu 17 Mar 2016

Adam Marshall, NPT Homes Housing Maintenance Officer

In the last five years NPT Homes has employed 13 apprentices, of which 12 have remained within the organisation.

One of their biggest success stories is Adam Marshall from Neath who joined the organisation as an apprentice, when the company was formed in 2011.

Adam completed a four year apprenticeship, completing his NVQ 3 in carpentry and NVQ 2 in maintenance operations while carrying out an HNC in the evenings.

This gave him the necessary qualifications and skills to secure full time employment with NPT Homes as a maintenance operative. His role saw him carrying out all aspects of carpentry work along with plumbing, plastering tiling and roofing works.

Just two years on Adam was given the opportunity to climb the career ladder with NPT Homes and took on the role of a trainee Housing Maintenance Officer, giving him the opportunity to supervise the voids team that he used to work in as part of his apprenticeship and develop his skills in inspecting work at our properties.

Since December Adam has taken on the role of Housing Maintenance Officer, managing five members of staff, four contractors and ensuring void properties are brought up to a standard for relet.


Adam said:

“My apprenticeship with NPT Homes allowed me to climb the career ladder and has really helped shape my career. I started on my apprentice journey at the age of 26 which is quite unusual as people usually start at the age of 18. I found that being part of a varied working environment during my apprenticeship was a huge positive for me and this has given me the confidence to apply for promotions to allow me to develop my skills even further.”


Gareth John said:

“Adam has been a real success story for us. He embraced his apprenticeship opportunity with NPT Homes and as a result secured full time employment at the end of it. He has continuously developed over the last few years, now working as a Housing Maintenance Officer, overseeing a key element of the business to bring properties up to a standard ready for re-letting.”


National Apprenticeship Week 2016

National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 14 – 18 March 2016, with hundreds of events expected to take place across the UK.

The Week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

To find out more about National Apprenticeship Week visit GOV.UK