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Young Peabody resident embarks on three year apprenticeship.

L-R; Sambit Sen, Head of Apprenticeships at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London; Gallal Muflahi, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Peabody; Brett Elliott O'Callaghan, apprentice; Neil Budd, Brett's line manager at T Brown Group.

Brett Elliott O'Callaghan (second from the right in the picture above), a 23-year-old Peabody resident of the Chequer Street estate in Islington, has recently begun a gas and plumbing apprenticeship with property maintenance company T Brown Group, with a little help from our Employment & Training team.

Brett was officially inducted onto his apprenticeship on Monday 23 November at T Brown's head office in Ewell, Surrey.

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A strong foundation

T Brown Group is a company that services some 250,000 properties across London, the Home Counties, the Midlands and North Wales.

They have a workforce of over 550 and put a high level of importance on training, which means that Brett will be in an excellent position to learn while shadowing T Brown employees and earning a professional qualification in the process.  

Brett, whose on the job training will take place over three years, said, "I'm delighted to have been offered an apprenticeship with T Brown working on the Peabody contract and I am very grateful for giving me this opportunity."

He'll be based at the company's Forest Gate Depot in East London, working on Peabody estates across London and taking his professional qualification at College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).

Neil Budd, his line manager at T Brown Group said, "It's an absolute pleasure for both myself and the team at TBG to be able to welcome such a focused candidate as Brett.

"With his enthusiasm and drive to learn I'm sure will build him a strong foundation within the industry. TBG wish him the very best for the future."

Sambit Sen added, "CONEL is absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with T Brown Group and its client Peabody.

"The college hopes that this is the beginning of a long term sustainable relationship which will enable local community engagement as well as future skills development through training and work.

"This relationship will also help meet the growing demands within the construction sector."

Peabody and apprenticeships

Our Employment & Training team have supported over 140 young people into apprenticeships in construction and other industries, from April 2014 to November 2015.

As well as sourcing apprenticeships from contractors, they will help the applicant improve their CV and prepare for their interview with the company who is providing the apprenticeship.

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