Alex Lawton Work Experience

Santuary Housing Project, Alex Lawton Work Experience

Our Northwest team are working on behalf of Sanctuary Housing on their Void contract.

Sanctuary Housing is a large housing association based in Worcester, England. It is part of the Sanctuary Group, which also includes other businesses such as Sanctuary Care (running more than 100 care homes), Sanctuary Students (accommodation), Sanctuary Supported Living, Sanctuary Scotland (social housing) and Sanctuary Homes (development). It manages 250,000 properties in the United Kingdom.

They invest over a million pounds in cash, time, and resources each year in activities and projects which help to support neighbourhoods and enhance the lives of local people.

Their objective is to support the development of successful and sustainable communities in the areas where they operate by:

  • Supporting people to create conditions in which they can thrive, increasing their ability to adapt to adversity in a positive way.
  • Supporting people to maintain and build relationships, increasing connection to others, knowing their community, and feeling part of it.
  • Supporting community groups to access funding, advice, peer networks and training to build resilience and connection in their communities.

Their Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents. They are particularly keen to support initiatives that have been shaped by their customers.

Hankinson work closely with Wirral Met College offering work experience to students interested in working within the construction industry.

With this in mind, we offered Alex Lawton an opportunity to gain some on-site experience with us, Alex is currently studying level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery, we feel his experience will help develop his skills and knowledge, enabling him to work within the industry.

Wirral Met College has been teaching generations of people since 1855. The origins of the college started with the Arts School, and this remains a thriving and dynamic part of the college that has since been joined by a huge spectrum of other subjects and career pathways. Their rich history and heritage is something that they are very proud of and, as the largest college in Wirral, they also enjoy strong partnerships with the universities of Chester, Liverpool and UCLan.

Alex has made a huge impression. Hardworking, conscientious, and willing to learn, are just a few words from our team that describe him, following on from his four-week work experience he will start a traineeship programme, potentially leading to an apprenticeship