Midlothian tenants’ job offer

job-hunting tenants will get the chance to work for their landlord.

Social landlord Melville Housing has teamed up with property maintenance provider Malcolm Holmes to offer suitably experienced Melville tenants work on a major kitchen replacement programme.

Malcolm Holmes, the contractor carrying out the replacement programme, is willing to take on qualified tenants to work alongside its kitchen fitters.

The tenants would then be kept on as bank workers, who would be considered for future contracts.

“We are a local company and try to recruit locally wherever possible,” explained Ian Dickson, contracts manager for Malcolm Homes. “However, it’s important to bear in mind that this isn’t an apprenticeship scheme.”

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