Leading housebuilder Vistry Partnerships North West is helping the drive to get more young people into work with the appointment of a new apprentice, Dylan Grant, at its Woodpecker Close development in Saughall Massie, Wirral.
After initially joining the team as an agency labourer on a short-term contract, Dylan has been offered a full-time apprenticeship through contractors Myles Fenlon, who will be funding his studies at the nearby Wirral Waters College where he will study for an NVQ 2 in Carpentry & Joinery.
Dave Craig, Senior Site Manager at Woodpecker Close, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Dylan and he is an absolute pleasure to have on the site. It’s also great to see the younger generation involved in our projects through apprenticeship schemes like this one. It’s vital that the industry provides younger people with the opportunities and skills needed to succeed, not only in this industry, but across life and into the future.”
Dylan added: “I am thrilled to get this chance and especially during a challenging time for the economy, where there is a lack of opportunities for young people. I am really pleased to be starting to build my skill-set whilst doing something helpful and worthwhile, building facilities and homes for our community. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.”
The development, named Poppyfields, is being funded by Holmes England and will see the regeneration specialists build 78 one and two-bedroom apartments on behalf of Alpha Living. Once complete, there will be a variety of on site facilities including a bistro, hair salon, spa bathroom and well-being suite, and each of the contemporary apartments will be affordable for local people.