The Forshaw Group concluded its final Knowsley Schools Apprenticeship Partnership event for 2021, with a short presentation to an all school year group assembly, in December. This was to promote the construction industry, the built environment, and The INS-Pire Academy for school pupils and leavers in 2022.
All pupils aged 11 to 16 at All Saints Secondary School, in Kirkby, Liverpool, listened to a presentation from The Forshaw Group’s managing director, Liam Hanlon, which covered entry routes and apprenticeship opportunities within the construction sector. Liam spoke about the various trade apprenticeship options on offer, the academic attainment levels needed, and other high level technical roles within construction. He also highlighted diversity and inclusion opportunities for women in construction.
A video was shown about Mike Dryhurst, who was the first apprentice to join the national INS-Pire Academy back in 2014. Now a trainee surveyor at The Forshaw Group, Mike gave the students a great insight into joining the industry, by sharing his own story and what he has achieved from his trade training and the INS-Pire Academy’s Community, Charity & Challenge Enhancement Days he has attended.
A former All Saint’s pupil, Martin Groves (pictured with Liam Hanlon), also spoke to the students about his experience of joining The Forshaw Group as an apprentice plasterer, and his current studies for his Level II NVQ at Liverpool Community College.
Martin said: “I am so grateful to All Saint’s School and The Forshaw Group for the best opportunity for a trade in the construction industry.”
The Forshaw Group will continue to support the partnership throughout this year, preparing All Saint’s students for entry into the building and construction workplace.