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GPL were pleased to welcome the new Interim Regional Mayor for Manchester and respected representatives from Balfour Beatty Utilities, National Grid, The Broughton Trust and Salford City Council to its premises to promote the development of the new Group Apprenticeship Programme.
Mr Tony Lloyd , the new Interim Mayor and current Police & Crime Commissioner was introduced to the new apprentices and was clearly impressed by the initiative that gives local young people the opportunity to build a career in civil engineering by taking on roles working on engineering and utility contracts across the North West of England.
Mr Lloyd said “This is an excellent example of local businesses investing in local people, creating opportunities for unemployed youngsters to learn new skills and build a career for themselves while giving something back to the community and helping the local economy to thrive.
“But it’s not just about providing the opportunity, it’s about the will and determination of the young people to embrace it and make something out of it. It’s clear meeting them today, that this team of apprentices are full of passion and ambition and are more than ready to get started in their new careers.”
Currently training within GPL are 15 apprentices and 1 trainee Quantity Surveyor. The apprentices were selected with the assistance of local charity The Broughton Trust, Salford City Council and Lomax Training. The 2 year apprenticeship scheme will train young people to undertake roles in the Utilities Division, as Joiners in the Civils Division and within the Special Projects Division.
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