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Steven is loving his new Role

Steven rolesSalfordian Steven Roles got his perfect Christmas present – his dream job!

The 23-year-old has landed a two-year apprenticeship with MCT Joinery after overcoming significant obstacles in the past.

And to make it even more special, his new employers have given him a £200 toolkit to help him at the start of his new career.

Steven took a pre-apprenticeship course in 2015 and worked extra hours to prove himself to the employer which led to him getting a job as a self-employed labourer but decided that he wanted to become a joiner.

That’s when he decided to apply to join the third Construction Traineeship sponsored by Pendleton Together and Keepmoat and delivered in a partnership with Salford City College.

And the rest is history. He secured a work placement with MCT Joinery and never looked back.

Steven said: “I’ve overcome a few obstacles to get here but I was determined to get this opportunity and make the most of it.”

Steven is the latest in a long line of young people who have been helped on to the employment ladder, through our traineeship and work placement programmes.

The apprenticeships we’ve created have been in the construction industry with Pendleton Together, Keepmoat and also our sub-contractors, but also in business administration.

In the three years of the ‘Creating a new Pendleton’ project, 85 apprentices are forging a career path and more are in the pipeline.

Lee McIntyre, the Joint Director of MCT Joinery, said: “Steven came to us on placement and I immediately saw he was hungry to learn and he had a great attitude to work.

“We were delighted to offer him an apprenticeship with us whilst we work on new build properties in Pendleton and as a Christmas bonus; we have bought him a toolkit which will set him up for the future.”

John Jordan, Skills Co-ordinator for Pendleton Together, added: “Steven is the 85th apprentice that we have recruited through the Partnership with Keepmoat Regeneration and their building supply chain.

“While the fantastic refurbishment and new housing all around us is making a difference to the look of the area, the apprenticeships created for local young people as part of this development are changing the heart and soul of the area for the better.

“Steven is a fantastic example of this and it has been great to see him secure his dream job. Many congratulations to him and thanks to Lee from MCT Joinery.”

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