08 Nov 2016

British Steel apprentices volunteering in the community

Today some of British Steel’s apprentices have been out helping a local housing association.

British Steel’s third-year apprentices went over to housing association Ongo to help out with a community gardening project.

The apprentices cleared shrubs and leaves from the main paths through the area, and also dug over several gardens so the residents can plant them up in the spring.

Ongo Catering Supervisor Steve Gilmore said: “ We really appreciate the volunteer support from British Steel. This type of work brings so many benefits to the community and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the support from the apprentices, they have done an absolutely fantastic job!

“I would have no hesitation to work with them again and I hope to build a strong partnership between British Steel and Ongo in the future for more volunteering opportunities.”

Jack Wallace, Mechanical Apprentice, said: “It feels really good to give something back to the community by helping out today. I enjoy volunteering with the rest of the apprentices, it is really fulfilling and lots of fun!”