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New Apprentices Join Makers

Joe and SeanFollowing the success and recognition by the CIOB of Makers Site Manager Apprentice Scheme, we have been inundated with prospective young hopefuls hoping to gain a place on the 5 year coveted scheme.Ben

After a rigorous selection process, Ben Morris and Joseph Hardwick have been successful in obtaining places on this year’s scheme.  What makes their selection even more impressive is that they both achieved ‘A’ star grades in ‘A’ level law and both attended the same school.

Joseph HardwickJoseph has football at his core with a keen interest in David Beckham who he sees as his sporting hero and inspiration since reading his autobiography.

“I am delighted to be working for Makers, they have taken great care of me and have gone the extra mile to make sure I get the best possible training.  My aspirations are to reach the possible position in my field and by hard work I hope to get there.”

Joseph Hardwick, Apprentice Site Manager

Ben is an incredibly talented trials bike rider, having completed all over the UK.  Ben has a keen interest in Mountain biking which is reflected in his sporting hero Curtis Keene, who is a successful mountain bike racer who rides for Red Bull.Ben 1

“I am incredibly lucky to get onto an apprenticeship which is offering great opportunities for the future.  I hope that I will succeed in the apprenticeship and after 5 years move onto being a site manager with my own contract.”

Ben Morris, Apprentice Site Manager

The scheme is beginning to revolutionize the business with it touching more and more of our team.  2nd year students are now working alongside other site managers and our mentors have done a fantastic job with the apprentices.

03099b8Makers apprentice scheme has a strong and close association with Walsall College.  It is with deep sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Paul Mueller, Senior Lecturer at Walsall College. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife.

 “Paul made a significant contribution to the scheme but more so with the apprentices he came into contact with.  We are all deeply shocked by his passing but he will always be fondly remembered by all our students for the effort and contribution he made to their studies. He will be greatly missed.”

Simon Lamb, MD

Paul left school in 1980 and worked for Linfords in Cannock; he became a self-employed carpenter in 1988 and worked in the construction industry for 10 years.

Following an industrial accident Paul turned his attention to Education having served an apprenticeship with Linfords completing both his BTEC and HND. Paul appreciated the value education in construction could bring from his early teaching and lecturing in 2001 and Paul progressed to lecturing in the Built Environment at all levels.

Paul’s academic learning has never ceased and after achieving a certificate in Education at Wolverhampton University, and Level 3 electronic engineering at Walsall College was currently studying a BSC (Honours) in Environmental Studies at the Open University.

“Paul was able to translate ‘real life construction’ to the guys from his personal experience in the academic world. The lads really took to him and he will be greatly missed by them.”

Sean Allsop, HSQE Manager

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