Apprentice success stories in Hope

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The launch of a new company, new name and new look has been reinforced by the extraordinary success stories of five apprentices based at Hope cement works.

While the cement works has operated for more than 80 years, it has recently started a new life as part of Hope Construction Materials.

The company was launched in January, following the merger of Lafarge and Tarmac in the UK, and the divestment of many of the two company’s industrial sites, including Hope Works.

These sites were purchased together as a package and so Hope Construction Materials was born, comprising more than 180 concrete, aggregate and asphalt sites across Britain.

Three Hope Works apprentices recently had their dedication and work rewarded by training college SETA. First-year apprentice Greg Mellor was named Electrical Apprentice of the Year, Danny Floyd, a first-year mechanical apprentice, received the BTEC Award, and Charles Cone received the prestigious SETA Apprentice of the Year Award.

Joshua McVeigh has completed his four-year electrical apprenticeship, while Austin Milner-Cottrill has moved into the third year of his apprenticeship, partnered with Stockport College.