Bolton-based Seddon Construction has joined forces with The Manchester College and social landlord Great Places to help three local people lay the foundations of their construction careers.
The trio have been given work placements by Seddon on three of the company’s sites in Longsight, Manchester and Sale.
The experience they gain on-site will play a key role in helping them gain vital NVQ trade qualifications by enabling them to acquire practical evidence of their skills.
The trio will work with the Seddon team on three construction sites: the former Longsight Cricket Club, Manchester, where Seddon Construction is building new homes for Great Places; a housing scheme for Great Places in Plymouth Grove, Longsight and a school extension and refurbishment project in Sale.
Seddon Construction training and development manager Tony Costello says: "Developing the next generation of construction professionals and providing opportunities in the communities where we work are both extremely important to Seddon. We’re delighted to be working with The Manchester College and Great Places to give Craig, Nathan and O’Neil the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience with our site teams.”
Great Places’ group head of social enterprise, Dave Sedman, adds: "The ethos of the Toolbox programme is to give residents a helping hand back into employment or training, and is something which underpins our vision and values. It isn’t just about making great places to live, but working with residents to build sustainable communities. This partnership with Seddon Construction and The Manchester College helps make this vision a reality.”
Seddon Construction has a well-established track record in delivering high-quality construction training. The company is this year marking its 75th anniversary of apprentice recruitment.
Seddon Construction is part of the Seddon Group, one of the UK’s major privately-owned construction companies.