05 Mar 2018 | Posted In Apprenticeships, Careers, News

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (5-8th March 2018) and we are using it as an opportunity to showcase the apprentices we have within our business, past and present, who have been a vital part of our journey for the past 120 years!

As a leading regional contractor in the North, we’ve been building working, learning and living environments for 120 years, giving us a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon and we’ve come a long way since young apprentice, Harry Fairclough, borrowed £50 from his father to set up a construction company in Howley, Warrington (where our headquarters is still based), back in 1898. An apprentice started our journey all those years ago and today they are the lifeblood of our business, working across our team at all levels.

Like our founder, Harry, we’re still very much committed to making a difference through the training and development of our people. We currently have a number of employees working within Harry Fairclough who began their careers with us as apprentices and whom have gained invaluable experience and career progression as a result.

As well as providing a number of trade apprenticeships as part of our ongoing commitment to creating exciting careers in construction and addressing the skills shortage, we are proud to be working in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University to offer a degree apprenticeship scheme. Sam Adams is the first recruit on the scheme, gaining vocational experience, working with our expert team onsite as he also studies for his Construction Management course.

Dawn Waldron, apprenticeships co-ordinater at Harry Fairclough comments: “Apprenticeships are an important part of our heritage and we are proud to support them wherever we can. Our apprentices often win awards and are recognised for their achievements and the most rewarding part is seeing them progress into successful roles within the business and rewarding future careers.”

Find out more about HF apprenticeships at www.harryfairclough.co.uk