Local company launches apprentice scheme

A local company has launched an apprentice scheme and appointed four youngsters from the Mayoral Youth Contract Initiative as brand new apprentices who will learn a range of skills in the construction industry.

The official launch of The Forshaw Group TFG NATIONAL LTD Apprentice Academy took place at Brunswick Business Park last week and was attended by cabinet member for skills and employment councillor Nick Small.

While at the launch, Councillor Small also commended long serving tradesman Dave Profit and Roy Holden for their dedicated service to The Forshaw Group in recognition 33 and 43 years’ service respectively, each serving an initial apprenticeship with The Forshaw Group.

Councillor Small said: “This is a wonderful testament to the ethos and culture of the company and a clear demonstration of commitment to corporate and social responsibilities.

“I wish the four apprentices the very best of luck as they venture in to the workplace.”

Following recent client wins and growth in workload Managing Director’s Liam Hanlon and Jay Calvert appointed ten new members of staff and fantastically this included four new apprentices as part of the Mayoral Youth Contract Initiative.

Joseph Perischine, Michael Dryhurst and Jack Smith, all aged 17, will undertake apprenticeship training in multi skilled trades through The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Toni Coyne, also 17 will join the scheme as an office administrator/surveyor with Sysco Business Skills Academy.

Also attending the launch was Gareth Jones of the National Apprentice Services and Donna Crowder from the Liverpool City Council Mayoral Youth Contract Team.

The new apprentices and their parents were welcomed to the academy by Managing Director Liam Hanlon.