Sheffield-based EN:Able Futures, which helps people secure flexi-job apprenticeships in the construction and built environment sectors, has expanded its operations with a Sunderland base.
The business, which also has a base in Hull, was established in 2013 and became part of Efficiency North Holdings in 2018.
It is now looking to replicate the success it has experienced in Yorkshire in the North East, operating from its office at the Evolve Centre in Houghton-le-Spring.
Flexi-Job Apprenticeships are designed to create benefits for employers in industries such as construction and civil engineering, where it is often difficult for companies to take on apprentices for the full time due to the nature of new build, repair and maintenance projects.
Julie Deeley, director of operations at EN:Able Futures, said: “We are delighted to announce that our North East base will be the Evolve Centre, Houghton-le-Spring. We chose this location because of its accessibility, enabling us to service both Tees Valley and the wider North East.
“We are also members of Constructing Excellence in the North East and the Evolve Centre is where it is based. Having been in the building a number of times for meetings, we really liked the friendly atmosphere.”
She added: “Our Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Service has had huge success across Yorkshire and the Humber and as a not-for-profit organisation, we are immensely proud that, over the last nine years, we have employed over 430 apprentices hosted by 113 organisations, supported young people to achieve their career aspirations, won many awards and built strong employer and client partnerships.”
Catriona Lingwood, chief executive at Constructing Excellence in the North East, said: “We are very pleased to welcome EN:Able Futures as new members and beyond to our network and the wider North East business community.
“We wish EN:Able Futures the best of luck as it brings its successful apprenticeship model into the region and we will continue to work alongside the team on its journey.”