The Learning Foundry has teamed up with Laing O’Rourke to give local people in the Liverpool City Region the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
The programme will give people aged 18 and above, living in the Liverpool City Region the chance to begin a career in the construction industry.
Apprentices will be supported by The Learning Foundry and Laing O’Rourke to play a key role in the construction of the Toffees’ home which will transform Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and define an era.
The Learning Foundry, partnered by construction training specialists The Skills Centre, is using multiple funding streams to facilitate this exciting and one-of-a-kind programme leading to paid full-time employment with Laing O’Rourke, working on the construction of the new Everton Stadium project.
To be considered for the apprenticeship, a short pre-employment training course must be completed. The two-week course will be delivered by industry expert tutors, at a specialist training centre close to Bramley-Moore Dock. Participants will get a chance to see what working in construction is like, learn the basic labouring skills and health and safety requirements and gain a free CSCS card, needed to work in the industry.
On completion of the course, participants will be assessed, and the successful individuals will be employed by Laing O’Rourke as full-time apprentices and join the new Everton stadium project team to work alongside some of the most experienced tradespeople and technicians in the industry.
The Learning Foundry will provide access to wider training and employment opportunities for anyone who is unsuccessful and offer application, CV and interview support.
The Learning Foundry programme is a unique chance for local people to be a part of history on a stadium build which will create a real legacy in the Liverpool City Region for the next century and beyond.
Joanne Abraham, Managing Director of The Learning Foundry, said:
“We are honoured to be selected as Laing O’Rourke’s local training partner in the development of Everton Football Club’s new stadium.
“This project will not only make a big difference to the regeneration of Liverpool’s historic waterfront, but also make a positive impact for local people to access training, apprenticeships and careers that will impact for generations to come”.
Jon Howlin, CEO of The Skills Centre, said:
“Matching local job opportunities with high quality training and experience is core to our mission, and with over 266,000 additional workers needed in the UK construction industry by 2026, the Everton Football Club stadium build represents an amazing opportunity for local people across the Liverpool City Region to launch a new career in construction.
Scott Bell, Early Talent Manager at Laing O’Rourke, said:
“We have been working closely with Everton and The Learning Foundry to create a pre-employment programme which will provide insight into the construction industry and show local people a direct route into full time employment within our business.
“On all our projects, we seek to create learning and employment opportunities for local people, and it is important the project helps the local community thrive by creating social value. At the same time, we need to address the skills shortage is facing.
“The new Everton stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime project. It is exciting to be a part of and we want to ensure that local people are a part of its story.”
Find out more here: https://www.thelearningfoundry.co.uk/construction-apprenticeships