More than a dozen young people have got their new year of to a great start with a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield Council.
The 15 youngsters took up new posts in January and will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience.
The scheme will lead to them gaining an NVQ in business and administration, surveying or horticulture.
Their work will cover all aspects of housing including repairs and maintenance.
Coun Harry Harpham, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said: “I’m sure this will be the start of a promising and exciting career that will provide lots of great opportunities in the future. However, we will also benefit because the trainees will contribute enormously to the service customers receive.”