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Carpentry and Joinery students secure Apprenticeships in industry


Two Hugh Baird College Carpentry and Joinery students have secured employment in industry following their work experience placements at National Museums Liverpool.

Elliot Caddick and Luke Scott impressed staff at the organisation and have subsequently secured Apprenticeships within their Production Team.

National Museums Liverpool is a group of museums and galleries in the Liverpool City Region. Their venues attract more than 3 million visitors per year with collections containing everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic.

As Bench Joinery/Manufacturing Apprentices, Elliot and Luke are working with the group’s Production Team, who create and maintain exhibitions across their eight venues.

Elliot, 24 and originally from Wilmslow, returned to education following working in the retail and leisure sector and a couple of years’ travelling in Australia. He said:

The Carpentry and Joinery course at College helped me gain the skills and knowledge I needed to secure the Apprenticeship.

The work experience placement was a great insight into working in the industry and I’m over the moon to have been offered this apprenticeship. My new career is now going to hopefully set me up for life.

Luke, 19 from Walton, went to a Sports College when he finished School but didn’t want to pursue that subject any further. He said:

When I started Sports College, I soon realised it wasn’t for me, I wanted learn a trade. The best part about studying Carpentry and Joinery at Hugh Baird College is the tutors. They’ve all had careers in the industry, so they pass on all their invaluable knowledge on to you.

I’m really enjoying the Apprenticeship, the team we work with are amazing and it’s great to earn a wage whilst still learning the craft.

Vicky Edwards, Assistant Principal - Technical Skills at Hugh Baird College, said:

I’d like to congratulate Elliot and Luke on securing their Apprenticeships and wish them every success as they embark on their careers.

Supporting the local economy with a pool of talented, skilled and work-ready people is one of the College’s core missions and I’m thrilled that we have been able to successfully do exactly that working with National Museums Liverpool.

For more information on Hugh Baird College Construction & The Built Environment courses, please visit: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/construction or alternatively, please call 0151 353 4444 for more information.

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