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Meet the magnificent seven


Morgan Sindall Construction has welcomed a new generation of apprentices to its Eastern Counties and Cambridge offices.

The construction company has recruited seven apprentices to the business in time for the start of the 2019/2020 academic year. The new starters are pursuing careers in marketing, quantity surveying, and site management.

Hollie Setchell and Ryan Brazier will be joining Morgan Sindall Construction’s Cambridge office as apprentice site manager and apprentice quantity surveyor respectively. While the company’s Eastern Counties office will welcome Daniel Copeman as an apprentice marketing executive, Lucie Gresham-Hill and Cam Ritchie as apprentice site managers, and Frazer Lemmon and Bradley McLaughlin as apprentice quantity surveyors.

Morgan Sindall Construction is passionate about creating a sustainable, attractive employment pipeline for young people across the industry. The business delivers high-quality training to narrow the construction skills gap and enable young people across the region to access valuable career opportunities.

The business has a vibrant engagement programme, with strong links in place with colleges, universities, training organisations and schools. Three of the seven new recruits applied for their apprenticeships after completing a programme of work experience with Morgan Sindall Construction during Year 11 and 12.

The apprentices will spend four days a week gaining valuable real-world experience in their respective roles across the region, with one day a week spent enhancing and developing their theoretical and academic skills at Angela Ruskin University, Bedford College and Cambridge Marketing College, respectively.

Peter Whitmore, managing director for Morgan Sindall Construction in the East, said: “It’s great to welcome this group of talented new people to our team and we look forward to seeing them progress and grow with us. Developing the next generation of industry professionals and narrowing the construction skills gap is a key priority for the sector and one Morgan Sindall Construction is passionate about addressing.

“Ensuring we have a sustainable talent pipeline in place is a key priority for the business. We’re delighted to be working with our education partners to deliver well-rounded, high-quality apprenticeship programmes, which deliver the very best training possible and enable our young starters to develop the requisite skills to thrive.”

Morgan Sindall Construction is delivering a number of important projects across the region, including a new 20 bedroom boarding house for special education needs (SEN) learners at Glenwood School, in Benfleet, Essex, on behalf of Essex County Council.

Glenwood School’s state-of-the-art education facility provides support for children and young adults with severe and multiple learning difficulties, and the new accommodation will allow SEN students to be able to learn how to share social and residential spaces, develop positive behaviours and relationships, and gain valuable life skills.