Conlon Builds Careers For Local Apprentices

October 16, 2012 - News

Conlon Construction is leading the way in addressing unemployment after providing several successful work placements through a Shared Apprenticeship initiative.

Conlon has partnered with Constructing the Future Lancashire, in order to provide work placements for five Lancashire apprentices via their award winning Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.

The five new apprentices have recently started placements with Conlon Construction, who undertake construction projects across the North West region for public sector and private clients.

Guy Parker, Divisional MD at Conlon, said:

Our company has employed and trained apprentices for many years and we wholeheartedly support Constructing the Future Lancashire’s Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.

The initiative provides an excellent method for young people to gain hands-on practical site experience whilst learning their trade.

This means they gain a broader knowledge of the industry in general, and are exposed to a variety of construction methods and systems.

Conlon views the training and development of young people as key to the future of the construction industry and we look forward to continuing to work with Constructing the Future Lancashire as the initiative is launched across the region.

Jane Smith, Skills and Enterprise Co-ordinator for Calico Enterprise, who manage Constructing the Future Lancashire, said:

We are very grateful to Conlon Construction for providing such a high quality of Apprenticeship work placements.

The managers and staff at Conlon are very committed to working in partnership with us to provide an exceptional level of support and on-site training for the apprentices, which will become a terrific foundation for their future careers.

Constructing the Future Lancashire’s shared Apprenticeship scheme is an initiative developed in partnership with Lancashire Housing Partnership, CITB Construction Skills, and Local Authorities.

The apprentices are employed by Constructing the Future Lancashire, then placed with local contractors for short term work placements.

The key benefit of the shared Apprenticeship scheme is that it keeps apprentices working locally, whilst giving an opportunity to work with a range of different contractors.

Through their work with Constructing the Future Lancashire, contractors are ensuring the sector has fully qualified apprentices who will be able to make a significant contribution for years to come