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Redcar MP spends morning learning joinery and bricklaying with apprentices
A TEESSIDE MP learnt about joinery and bricklaying as he spent a morning shadowing apprentices.
Redcar MP Ian Swales visited Coast & Country Housing’s Westfield Farm Community Centre at Dormanstown, Redcar, where he saw first-hand the work carried out by the company’s 20 apprentices.
The training schemes range from bricklaying to administration and environmental maintenance.
Mr Swales said: “It was great to have the opportunity to experience first hand what Coast & Country’s apprentices are doing and to talk to them about their hopes and aspirations for the future.
“The Government is backing apprenticeships as a great way to start a career as apprentices learn through practical work, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.”
Coast & Country Chief Executive Iain Sim said: “It was a real confidence booster for our apprentices to see one of our local MPs taking such a close and enthusiastic interest in their training.”
The apprentices undertake a certain period of training depending on the trade they are entering and attend day or block release courses at a local college.
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