Roofing training

Five under 30-year-olds have been given a helping hand by local firm The Monmouthshire Window Company as they begin their employment within the company.

The home-improvement company – based across Monmouthshire with showrooms in Caldicot and Raglan and its factory and head office in Newport – has expanded its roofing team.

General manager Richard Shuck said: “I like to invest in younger people and to give them that experience that they might be struggling to find.

“There are a lot of zero-hours contracts out there, and it’s usually the youngest people in the workforce that get hit, especially now we’re in the aftermath of coronavirus.

“As a local company operating in the Monmouthshire and Newport area, it’s important to us to help the younger generations by giving them skills and a trade, and we love having local lads and lasses on the team, as do our customers.”