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Today we visited Newcastle College to visit the lads studying there and to see how the college gets the apprentices ready for the big jump to full time employment.

Thank you to Dave Matthews and Dave Radcliffe of Newcastle College for showing us round a giving us an example some of the tasks the lads do throughout their day.

“Over the past 6 years Newcastle-under-Lyme College have worked closely with A. Lench Building Contractors Ltd to manage their Bricklaying apprentice cohort.

Having an excellent working relationship between the company and the college allows regular visits on site and contact that enables a smooth transition for apprentices tocomplete the course to a high standard.

A Lench Building Contractors Ltd provide a high quality individual structured training plan for each apprentice which allows Newcastle-under-Lyme College to track, review, teach and assess the candidate to achieve in a timely manner.
The company also allows the full time students on Bricklaying courses to gain work experience, trials and interviews which grows the vocational candidates’ knowledge and skills, which enables them to expand their understanding and interest in the Construction Industry.

This also allows A. Lench Building Contractors Ltd to select candidates and undertake through an interview process progression from a Vocation Full time course to an apprenticeship and then the majority progress and complete an advanced apprenticeship course.

Commitment and dedication shown by A. Lench Building Contractors Ltd towards the well-being and training of their apprentices has raised the quality and standards in theircompany and construction industry. The college is able to maintain their high standards due to the relationship with the company because of the dedication and professionalism shown towards the apprentices by Adrian Lench and the employees that work within the company.”

The lads featured in the photos above all study at Newcastle Collegee and are as follows:

Jack Cotterill (year 1) – Redrow, Nantwich

Macauley Maughan (year 2) – Redrow, Congleton

Allen Davies (year 2) – Anywl, Audlem

Jarrod Roden (year 2) – McCarthy & Stone, Audlem

Callum White (year 3) – PH Property Holdings, Alderley Edge

Tom Hymers (Finished year 3) – PH Property Holdings, Alderley Edge