Our Apprentices continue to impress as Bolton Wanders on!
Ashley Leigh, our award winning apprentice and a team of 21 fellow apprentices have taken Bolton by storm, transforming the local community and setting themselves on the pathway to rewarding careers in construction!
Before work even began on the prestigious Bolton Town Hall refurbishment, alongside our partner team were looking for ways to engage with the local community, putting a plan in place to leave more than the refurbished building for future generations.
Over the course of the project, 21 apprentices were involved and activities such as providing work experience, school visits, focusing on local employment and supporting community festivals has ensured the team made their mark and left a positive legacy for the future.
WM Dyer’s award winning apprentice, Ashley Leigh aged 19, from Little Lever, who is on the Electrical Installation Apprenticeship at Bolton College has been involved in the project.
“I’ve learnt lots, it’s been a great experience! ”
Another, Holly Cooper of Willmott Dixon, had just come back from volunteering in Nepal.
“While I was in Nepal it was a great experience and we were doing something that was really important for the local community. It’s just the same with Willmott Dixon, they are trying to benefit the community in Bolton through the work they are doing.”
Willmott Dixon’s Operations manager Guy Lacey, who is overseeing the project, added:
“It is fundamental we are engaged with the community. We want to leave a positive legacy in the communities where we build, such as here in Bolton, not just through the buildings but for the opportunities we give to local people. 90 per cent of the project’s budget has been spent within a 20-mile radius of the site and 54 per cent of people employed on the project live within 10 miles of the town hall.”
William Dyer, Managing Director said:
“Our Apprentices just continue to impress. They are consistent and are praised for their hard work and commitment to the work in hand and to learning new skills.”