Sixteen young adults in Shropshire have been given a helping hand in their careers thanks to a new partnership between a local college and established commercial property developer, Morris Property.
Working with Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Morris Property and its sister business Morris Joinery will be recruiting six apprentice Site Managers and ten apprentices across the businesses as part of a 2020 apprentice programme.
Stuart Raine, Construction Trades Curriculum Leader from Shrewsbury Colleges Group, said: “We are thrilled Morris has taken on so many of our students for work experience. We are confident the sessions will equip them with valuable experience and skills that will stay with them forever.
“We would like to thank Morris Property again for supporting our students in such a crucial time in their educational careers.”
The ten apprentices joiners will shadow Morris’s qualified craftsmen and will learn new skills during their apprenticeship. Meanwhile, the six Site Manager apprentices will be shadowing a variety of positions, as well as sitting in on project meetings with senior Morris Property members.
The 2020 apprentice programme is aiming to be a multi-faceted training and development programme that will help tackle the industry’s current skill gap.
Commenting on the programme, Morris Property’s Construction Manager, Steve Flavell, stated: “We are extremely passionate about arming our future generations with strong foundations for success in their chosen field. Hopefully, we will see some exceptional talent and be able to employ a couple of the apprentices on a full-time basis.”
Featured Image: (left to right) Harry Taylor, Dave Western (site manager trainee), Stuart Raine (Shrewsbury Colleges Group), Nathan Jones (site manager trainee), Thomas Berry, George Hartshorne, Oliver Drury, Steve Flavell (Morris Property), Daniel Dean, Conor Roberts (site manager trainee), Shannon Cox (site manager trainee), [kneeling] Brandon Hall and Florence Beers