Mayor Learns A Trade To Launch The Open Doors Event At White Rock In Advance Of National Apprentices

Date:      Friday 6th March
Time:     9am – 10am
Meet:     White Rock Training and Education Hub, White Rock Way, off Brixham Road, Paignton
Contact: Emma Mackay, Linden Homes’ PR Manager on 077383 12960

9am      Welcome, health and safety talk, PPE clothing
9.05am Try your hand at bricklaying with the Mayor and apprentices (photos can be taken throughout)
9.30am Key picture opportunity
10am    First visitors arrive for the Open Doors event

Linden Homes, part of the Galliford Try Group, is supporting the national Open Doors event, where hundreds of construction sites across the UK invite the public to take a look at what takes place behind the scenes in our industry.

This Friday and Saturday, Linden Homes will open its doors at White Rock to members of the public, including schools and colleges, enabling visitors to meet the team, gain an insight into the project and learn more about work and careers in construction.

To launch the event, the Mayor of Torbay will meet some of Linden Homes’ apprentices and learn a trade on site.

Nigel Palmer, managing director for Linden Homes said: “Linden Homes has just launched a specialised training and education hub (with National Skills Academy for Construction status) at White Rock where schools, trainees and apprentices can learn construction skills, such as carpentry, bricklaying, business administration and plumbing so it’s the perfect place to host this event.”

Greg Fitzgerald, executive chairman for Galliford Try commented: “Open Doors provides a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the excellent work taking place on our sites while giving young people an insight into what a career in construction has to offer. We are delighted to be supporting this event, with a record number of sites taking part this year. Well done to everyone who has helped to make this happen.”

For more information come along to the event, where there will be plenty of opportunities for interviews and photographs, off White Rock Way or Paignton.

-ENDS-

For further information, contact Emma Mackay on 01626 356666 or email emma.mackay@lindenhomes.co.uk

04 March 2015

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