FOUR labourers employed by a Stockport construction company are skilling up for the future as they embark on their apprenticeships.
The four, all resident in the borough, work for Three Sixty, part of the Stockport Homes Group, and they are training to become fully qualified roofers, slaters and tilers — much-needed skills within the construction industry.
Andrew Donoghue, Jamie Markwell, Chantel Daniels and Liam Gee are working towards NVQ level two, which is expected to take them around two years. Once they’ve achieved this and become fully qualified roofers, they will then have the option to do another year and achieve NVQ level three.
“We are all in our late twenties or early thirties, and I know there are not many construction firms who invest in people our age,” said Markwell. “Apprenticeships usually go to the 17 and 18 year olds, so Three Sixty has provided a really good opportunity for us here.”
For some of the employees, this is the first chance they have had to receive official qualifications, the company said.
Daniels has been working in construction for four years, and Gee has been in the industry since he left school around 14 years ago. Both are looking forward to completing the apprenticeship.
“I do really enjoy the job and am hoping that completing this apprenticeship will allow me to have more responsibility and help me to move up in the industry,” said Donoghue.
Main Image: (Left to right) Andrew Donoghue, Jamie Markwell, Chantel Davies, Liam Gee