Carillion's training centre in Salford specialises in carpentry
and bricklaying and has employed over 1,200 apprentices in the
region. The venture offers young people aged between 16-19 years a
four-month initial training programme moving on to a level 2/3
apprenticeship, where work experience is gained on Carillion
projects through its extensive supply chain or with local work
During her visit Hazel Blears was able to see the training in action and spoke with a number of young people, including Grant Dolan and Lewis Oldham who recently secured a full time employment role with Carillion in the Middle East after impressing senior managers with their hard work and ability.