City of Liverpool College to supply apprentices for £5bn Liverpool Waters

Owner and manager of Liverpool Waters, Peel Land and Property, has struck a deal with the The City of Liverpool College to gain access to a pipeline of young construction trainees. Tony McDonough reports

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Computer-generated image of three residential towers planned for Princes Dock in Liverpool

 

Young apprentices will get to learn a range of skills working on the huge £5bn Liverpool Waters development scheme.

Owner and manager of Liverpool Waters, Peel Land and Property, has struck a deal with the The City of Liverpool College to gain access to a pipeline of young trainees to work on a number of individual developments.

The 60-acre scheme starts at Princes Dock where work on two new apartment blocks – Plaza 1821 and The Lexington – is underway, stretches across 60 acres into Central Docks where Romal Capital is building another apartment scheme, Quay Central.

With the pace of work picking up Peel is keen to provide opportunities for young apprentices across the project over the next few years.

Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said: “Working closely with The City of Liverpool College means that we have access to a talent pool of 10,000 local apprentices, which will become invaluable as our project continues to pick up pace.

“We’re constantly welcoming new partners to our scheme, and a commitment of our partnership is that every single contractor and developer meets with the college to discuss their requirements and how the college can support them to meet these.” 

Elaine Bowker, principal of the college, added: “Through this partnership, we are creating opportunities for our students whilst providing these organisations with highly skilled and motivated apprentices.

“As a result, we’re able to give our students both the experience and the education to have an excellent career in the construction industry.”

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