Apprentices find a home at Bellway

Four budding builders are hoping to develop their careers with housebuilder Bellway. Bricklayers, Michael Wain and Alan Jacques are partnering joiners, Craig Fitzgibbon and Jordan Spencer as apprentices at Bellway’s Williamson Place development - part of the 164 home Edge Hill Housing Market Renewal Initiative.

The four apprentices aged between 17 and 18 all from Liverpool started a two-year course in April that will lead to an NVQ Level 2 qualification involving them attending Liverpool Community College 1 day a week as well as receiving on-site training. The course will lead to a recognised qualification that they can use to progress their careers.

Williamson Place Site Manager, Maurice Lynch said: “Michael, Alan, Craig and Jordan have fitted in really well with our team and seem to be enjoying the experience of working on site and being part of the regeneration of this part of Liverpool. The training they will receive and the exposure that they get on site to other trades can only benefit them in the long run. Bellway has an excellent reputation in bringing along apprentices indeed many of the site managers working on our sites today started their careers as apprentices.”

Joiner, Craig Fitzgibbon commented: “I have always been practical and never wanted an office job, it’s really exciting being involved with the building process and is a lot more complex than people imagine. The balance between college work and working on-site is just right and s that what I have learned at college I can implement on site even in this short time I can tell my skills are improving.”