Liverpool-based contractor, Frank Rogers, has taken on twenty year old, Alex Morris, as an apprenticeship joiner following the collapse of construction giant, Carillion.
Alex was two years way through his apprenticeship in joinery and carpentry and had recently completed his level two, with a view to beginning level three, when his employers went into administration.
Carillion has left several hundred apprentices in uncertain positions across the UK with questions raised over funding.
Mike Travis, Contracts Manager at Frank Rogers explained:
“The collapse of Carillion has had a huge impact on the construction industry, not only on its employers, sub-contractors and suppliers, but on it many apprentices who were some part way through their training.
“We were keen to take on an apprentice and came across Alex through existing contacts with Frank Rogers. As a main contractor and direct employer, we are keen to take on more skilled workers and our future workforce is incredibly important to us, so we are happy to welcome Alex.
“He’s a really keen, hardworking and reliable individual who’s quickly settled in. We are now considering taking on a second former Carillion appraise under a different discipline.”
“I’m relieved and grateful to have joined Frank Rogers. Having completed over two thirds of my apprenticeship, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to finish it and have been looking for a new contractor/employer to support me.
“It’s great to be working with a smaller firm where I know I can continue to develop my skills and learning, and of course, complete my apprenticeship.”