On Work Placement with LEAP

Thomas Hodgson, a 4th year pupil of St Benedict’s Secondary School in Linwood, spent his work placement week with LEAP in November. Thomas from Lochwinnoch was familiar with the LEAP charity, but he wanted to find out more about its work and services`.


‘I have learned about the free home energy checks that LEAP do. The Energy Adviser, Alasdair told me that he asks questions about what fuels people use to heat their homes, where their boiler is located and finds out what the temperature is in their homes.’ Thomas learned how the car club cars can be booked online by members, and that there are 4 cars, 2 hybrids, 1 electric and 1 diesel car. ‘I know that the hybrid cars don’t give off as many carbon emissions and are better for the environment. It also takes 3 and half hours to fully charge the Nissan Leaf’. Scott Duncan, LEAP’s Project Manager congratulated Thomas on his good work ethic during his week with LEAP and the LEAP staff were impressed by his interest in their work and his administrative skills. Well Done, Thomas!