Cheshire based construction company, Graham Heath Construction has welcomed 18-year-old Alex Critchley from Haslington and 17-year-old Chloe Lock from Whitchurch to its inaugural apprenticeship programme.
As a Business Administration Apprenticeship, Chloe – a former student at Sir John Talbot’s in Whitchurch, is responsible for creating invoices and delivery notes and providing support to the wider office team.
Upon the successful completion of their respective apprenticeships and college courses, both Chloe and Alex are guaranteed fulltime positions within the Graham Heath Construction Group.
Budding engineer, Alex, attended Sandbach Boys School before going on to gain a triple distinction in both his first and second years of study at South Cheshire College. In his position, as Higher Level Apprentice Draftsman, Alex is responsible for designing the foundation plans for all steel frame buildings manufactured by the company. He will graduate fr
Speaking about the apprenticeship programme, Paul Hanson, General Manager, Graham Heath Construction, said: “We’re extremely proud of the valuable contribution that Alex and Chloe are making to our business.”
“We launched the programme to create an alternative route for talented and ambitious individuals from the local area to build a long and successful career. As a company, we have ambitions for significant growth and a highly skilled workforce is vital to achieving future success,” continued Paul.
Commenting on the opportunity, Alex said: “Apprenticeships are the future – you can learn a trade whilst gaining the life skills required for the world of work. I’m also benefitting from the mentorship of senior people in the company, whilst also studying for a nationally recognised qualification. Another huge positive is not having to worry about student debt – I take home a monthly salary that I’m proud to have worked hard for. I’m looking forward to acquiring more responsibility as I progress within the company.”
Likewise, Chloe is also experiencing the many benefits of an apprenticeship: “I’m surprised by just how much I’ve learnt during my first few weeks. Whilst I enjoyed school, I wanted to take a more practical approach to my further education and was very keen to get into the working environment. I already feel like a valued member of the team,” commented Chloe.
If you are interested in finding out more about our apprenticeships or applying for our 2018 intake, please contact Paul Hanson on 01270 781158.
Further information about Graham Heath Construction can be found at www.gh-construction.co.uk or by calling: 01270 781158.