Barons Quay project creates another apprenticeship

The Barons Quay project is set to revolutionise the cultural, social and economic landscape in Northwich when it’s completed in Autumn 2016 but it is already having a positive impact on people’s lives in Cheshire.

Last month, a local man found work on the site through the Balfour Beatty Futures Programme and now another person is set to benefit from the ongoing construction of the project.

Alex Davies, 19, from Thornton-le-Moors in Chester is currently studying towards an NVQ Level 2 in bricklaying and needed a site placement in order to complete the second year of his studies.

That was where Fusion21 stepped in with the help of sub-contractors CARA Brickwork and local providers Total People & Build Skills Plus, organising a placement for Alex on the Barons Quay site.

He started on Monday 16th November and will go on to gain valuable experience which will enable him to gather the necessary work-based evidence to complete his remaining units. Following this, Alex will then be able to obtain the full NVQ Level 2 bricklaying qualification.

The news was greeted with delight by Danielle McGivern, Community Regeneration Support Officer at Fusion21, who plays a vital role in helping people undertake apprenticeships and gain valuable work experience to enable them to further their careers.

“I’m so pleased that Alex has been successful in landing this opportunity; he’ll gain invaluable experience and following the completion of the placement, he’ll be able to get the full bricklaying qualification that he’s been working so hard towards.

“I’d also like to say a massive thank you to CARA Brickwork and Total People & Build Skills Plus who have been so helpful in organising this placement.”

For more information about Fusion21, upcoming initiatives and any enquiries regarding potential training or placements, please contact Danielle McGivern by e-mailing or calling 0151 4481 3028.