Luke Clarke  Clive BevanCasey is working with Build Salford to encourage young people to take on apprenticeships and careers in construction.

The Build Salford traineeship is a 16-week course, based at Salford City College, which gives twenty young people age 16-24 the opportunity to get into a construction based apprenticeship by providing them with practical hands-on training, access to extensive work experience, job preparation support and quality classes and tutorials delivered by experienced industry experts.

Phil Hey, Group Health and Safety Advisor, and Tony Doran, Senior Site Manager, at Casey have each delivered a session to the trainees. Currently, trainee Luke Clarke is spending 5 weeks on the Casey expansion of the Nycomm warehousing facilities in Agecroft. He is pictured with Site Manager, Clive Bevan.

The initiative is supported by Salix Homes, Together Housing, Great Places, Affinity Sutton, Casey, Seddon, Galliford Try Partnerships, Keepmoat, Salford City Council, Connexions, Procure Plus and Salford City College.

Councillor Paul Longshaw, Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods at Salford City Council, said:

"The Build Salford activity is a fantastic way to give young people in Salford real insight and real opportunities into a career in construction. This type of traineeship has been carried out for a few years now with some real positive outcomes for the young people that have got stuck in, enjoyed it and then gone on to longer term Apprenticeships. 

"This initiative truly connects young Salford people to opportunity and give a greater sense of pride for both them as an individual and for the city as a whole."