Housebuilder Lovell Homes has secured a partnership with The City of Liverpool College that will offer hundreds of training and employment opportunities. Tony McDonough reports
Housebuilder Lovell Homes is teaming up with the The City of Liverpool College to create hundreds of skilled construction jobs.
In a five-year agreement, the college will become Lovell’s training partner. It has designed a bespoke training programme including pre-employment training and apprenticeship training, giving Lovell access to the best candidates.
Lovell, which has just secured a contract to build 100 homes in Liverpool city region, has pledged to create permanent secure jobs for people who complete their training with the college.
Through the courses in carpentry and bricklaying, candidates will take on a two-year apprenticeship. This will include four days on site gaining practical work experience and one day at the college per week.
The partnership marks the first time Lovell Homes has involved a training partner in this capacity. It will enable the firm to ensure it is securing the best employees, while candidates will have the opportunity to secure long-term, sustainable employment in a sought after trade.
Paul Woby, social value manager at Lovell, said: “The mix of skills and training combined with practical experience will give the students a really good grasp on the industry.The college team has been fantastic to work with, creating a bespoke programme that is tailored to our offering at Lovell.
“We’re looking forward to starting the training as well as taking two students to our Denford Road site to gain two weeks experience in brickwork or carpentry and joinery.”
Sophie Park, director of workforce skills at The City of Liverpool College, added: “As the college for business, the partnerships we have with employers are an incredibly important part of what we do.
“They have access to the very best quality training to rest assured that they’re employing the very best candidates for the job. This is the first time Lovell has partnered with a training provider in this way, and it’s an incredibly exciting opportunity for both of us to create high quality jobs for local people.”
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