Building a better future for young

MAKING A COMMITMENT: Head of human resources Harriet Whiteside and head of community liaison Lynda Oakley of building contractor F Parkinson who are backing the Future  Generations campaign
MAKING A COMMITMENT: Head of human resources Harriet Whiteside and head of community liaison Lynda Oakley of building contractor F Parkinson who are backing the Future Generations campaign
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BUILDING contractor F Parkinson reaffirmed its commitment to apprenticeships as part of this year’s Future Generations campaign.

Mrs Whiteside said: “Parkinson’s is fully committed to our apprenticeship programme and currently has 12 apprentices in the organisation at different levels of training.

“We’re supporting Beneast and The Gazette’s mission by investing in a further young person to become our next office apprentice.”

Parkinson Building Contractors was formed in 1934 and now operates from offices in Blackpool, Manchester and York.

The company says it is always striving to improve and looking for ways to develop the organisation and its people.

Lynda Oakley, head of community liaison at the firm, added: “The Future Generations event helped to inspire local businesses to realise the importance apprentices play in their future.

“We at Parkinsons are delighted to support this superb mission.”

The Future Generations campaign aims to help 100 young people into 100 apprenticeships in just 100 days.

The intention of the scheme is to help boost the local economy as firms can take on a young enthusiastic worker who will receive free training throughout their apprenticeship, giving employers a continually-improving member of staff at their disposal.

After the launch of the campaign, Sue Price of the National Apprentice Service said: “It was wonderful to see so many employers showing an interest in apprenticeships. Apprentices are good for business and that was recognised by the 49 employers who during the event pledged to take on an apprentice.

“I’m confident many more will make the same decision.”

It’s not too late to support the scheme - call Beneast Training’s employer support team on (01253) 756400 for information.