Students lay foundations for the future

STUDENTS are laying the foundations for a career in the construction industry after securing apprenticeships.

Four teenagers at Northumberland College have been taken on as brickwork apprentices by Cramlington-based Moy Group.

Jordan Wheadon, 16, from Pegswood, along with 17-year-olds Chris Brown, from Morpeth, Luke Hudson, from Choppington, and Leighton Nicholson, from Ashington, will work on sites across the North East, including a multi-million pound housing development in Cramlington, an apartment conversion at a Whitley Bay hotel and the creation of key worker accommodation at Dame Allan’s School, Newcastle.

The students have completed a Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying and will progress to the Level 2 apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations.

Tutor Graham Charlton said: “These are a great bunch of lads and really deserve the opportunity Moy Builders has given them.

“All four students come into college on their days off and are really dedicated and keen to develop their training and establish their careers as builders.

“I’d like to thank Moy Builders for taking on our students as apprentices and giving them their first steps onto the career ladder.”

Moy Managing Director Stuart Moy said: “We feel it is important for us to support the next generation of talented youngsters and we are pleased to be able to offer the students a great opportunity to get involved in a variety of domestic and commercial building works.”