Seddon’s latest apprentices have lent a hand to the Clayton community by giving local Scouts huts a much needed makeover.
The eight new trainees, aged between 16 and 30, helped to repaint the Ambery 2/230th Manchester Scout Group’s facilities, after learning that they were desperate for a new lease of life.
The project was part of a two-week apprenticeship induction and allowed the new starters the chance to see how Seddon is also involved in smaller, local projects. Two experienced Seddon painters were on site to oversee the work.
Focusing on different areas of the Seddon business, this cohort of apprenticeships ranges from painting and decorating, electrical engineering, mechanical services and professional services and provides the trainees with the vital professional qualifications needed in the construction industry.
Group Scout Leader, Chris Watkinson, said: "We are so grateful for the support of Seddon Construction. We are always keen to work closely with the people and organisations in our community and it's thanks to the generosity of companies like Seddon that we are still here having this year celebrated our 85th anniversary of service to the Clayton community."
Maggie Heap, Community Projects Manager at Seddon, said: "It’s always great to see our apprentices get out into the local community and offer their skills when needed.
"Through our award-winning apprenticeship programme, we take pride in training the next generation of construction stars, not just for our business needs but for the benefit of the wider industry as whole.”
The Bolton builder and developer is currently delivering 22 affordable homes for Adactus Housing Group at Viola Street, Clayton, and recently picked up the Best Company for Apprentice Development accolade at the Bolton & Bury Business Awards.
Anyone interested in supporting the Ambery 2/230th Manchester Scout Group, or if they have children aged five or older who would like to join, should go along to meetings on Thursday evenings from 6.15pm or call Chris on 07842 698 650.