Pictured: David Blaney HHP Outgoing Chair, Alasdair Mackenzie HHP Board Member, Apprentices Lewis Graham, John Alexander Maciver, Robert Gillies, Andrew Maciver, George Waddington, Steven Murray from Alex Murray Construction, George Lonie HHP Chair, Angus Lamont HHP Chief Executive and Gordon Murray HHP Board Member

HHP provides ongoing investment, which has allowed young apprentices to be taken on by Alex Murray Construction.

The 7 first year apprentices are employed by Alex Murray Construction on contracts awarded by HHP to install new heating systems, renew bathrooms and for roofing and roughcasting works.

Ahead of their recent Board meeting, members of the HHP Board met with some of the young people provided with apprenticeships through HHP’s ongoing investment programme.

HHP’s outgoing Chair David Blaney said: “We are delighted that our investment programme is not only improving tenants homes but is also providing apprenticeships for our young people to remain on the islands, and to gain skills which will stand them in good stead through their lives.”

Steven Murray from Alex Murray Construction said: “It would not have been possible for us to provide these apprenticeships without the major investment being made by HHP, which is hugely important to us and to the construction industry locally.”

Angus Lamont Chief Executive of HHP said: “This demonstrates the wider impact which HHP is having in the islands.  We are boosting the local economy, sustaining jobs and supporting training opportunities for our young people.”