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Tarmac welcome four new apprentices in Knowsley

Tarmac apprentices

Apprenticeships created as part of commitment to create local jobs and bring young people into construction

FOUR young people from Knowsley have started their apprenticeships with Tarmac. The operations apprentices aged 19–21 will be based at Knowsley Borough Council’s Stretton Way depot, in Huyton, and will work as part of the Tarmac team delivering highways surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing as well as footway and carriageway repairs across Knowsley.

During their two-year apprenticeship, Greg Black, Jack Donnelly, Craig Gordon and Thomas Higgins (pictured with Councillor Mike Murphy, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development) will study towards a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services, with a focus on construction operations and general construction.

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: ‘We’re passionate about this industry and want to inspire young people to start successful careers in construction. Our apprenticeships offer a great opportunity to gain a nationally recognized qualification at the same time as developing practical experience and earning a wage. I’m really pleased to welcome our four new recruits and wish them every success.’

Tarmac have been awarded a five-year, £30 million highways maintenance contract by Knowsley Borough Council, which started on 1 February 2016.

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