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Cumbrian apprentices pass with flying colours

27 October 2021

Cumbrian apprentices pass with flying colours

Three Cumbrian trainee bricklayers have passed their courses with flying courses, all achieving Distinction grades in their final apprenticeship assessments.

Guy Lamont, Alastair Smith and Daniel Waugh, who work on Persimmon sites across the county, completed their Level 2 bricklaying courses with Carlisle College, recording outstanding end point assessment results.

Lancashire managing director John Roocroft said: “The demand for new homes has never been higher, so we need quality craftspeople to deliver developments throughout our region.

“Investing in the skilled workforce of the future is a key priority for us, so we are proud of how well these three young trade trainees are progressing. Each has been praised for their work ethic and the quality of practical tasks.

“New homes are quite literally hand crafted, with every brick laid by hand. The pride that Guy, Alastair and Daniel have demonstrated in their studies and practical work is exactly what we want to see out on every one of our developments.”

The trio were among the first trainees nationally to achieve the Distinction level in the Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standards.

Alastair and Daniel are now continuing to their Level 3 qualifications and Daniel is acting as a mentor for one of the region’s newest apprentice recruits.

Lancashire apprentice master Ian MacDonald added: “There is a huge national skill shortage within the construction industry and my challenge is to attract the best candidates, support their training and help them to enjoy worthwhile and successful careers.

“It is important that we attract and retain the right talent, securing a loyal workforce for the company and ensuring all tradespeople are trained to the ‘Persimmon Way’ quality standards.”

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