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A Northumberland College apprentice is building a better future thanks to a local construction firm.

A Northumberland College apprentice is building a better future thanks to a local construction firm.  
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A Northumberland College apprentice is building a better future thanks to a local construction firm.

Caitlin Robinson, 22, of Stakeford, started her career with family-run Pringle Building Services, Bedlington, as a business administration apprentice two years ago.

 

Now she's transferred to the firm's sister company, Dacre Street Developments, in Morpeth, which is headed by Sean Pringle, where she has been promoted to Sales Manager.

 

Caitlin's responsibilities include sales enquiries for the 16 luxury apartments on the derelict Howard Castle care home site in Dacre Street, Morpeth.

 

It will involve everything from liaising with potential customers, project and site managers to ensuring utilities and other services are connected to the new homes and running the marketing and sales office.

 

Caitlin said: "I am extremely happy and appreciative that I have been trusted with the increased responsibility of this new role.

 

  "I want to continue my career with Dacre Street Developments Limited, whilst continuing to work alongside the sister company, Pringle Building Services Ltd, as Managing Director Sean Pringle has many goals for the future."

 

Caitlin's Apprenticeship was flexible with most of her qualifications assessed and completed in the workplace.

 

Despite being mainly office-based, Caitlin appreciated the support provided by Northumberland College's apprenticeship and assessor team.

 

She said: "I'm constantly learning new things and receiving training. My knowledge of Sage software is increasing and now that I work more closely with those on site I am getting to know the terminology surrounding the industry'

 

Dawn Wood, Office Manager, said: "Catlin has progressed extremely well and very quickly took on additional tasks, quicker than we had anticipated.  This has been down to Caitlin's excellent capabilities and quick learning skills."

 

"Taking on an apprentice has been a good way of introducing a new member of staff to the company and given the opportunity for us to see how they work, progress and fit in to our environment."

           

The new Dacre Street development aims to be complimentary to its surroundings with a number of sympathetic architectural features and an exhibition to show the development is planned as soon as architects' impressions are complete.

 

To find out more about Apprenticeships at Northumberland College please visit www.northumberland.ac.uk/employers

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