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James’s story

James was keen to find new a new position but found this challenging during the pandemic.

Since April 2020 Procure Plus has been working in partnership with Lyndon SGB to recruit for apprentices and trainees on the Manchester Town Hall refurbishment project as part of Lyndon’s social value commitment. James was referred to Procure Plus by a friend who had already been supported in to employment with Lyndon SGB. Having spoken to one of the Procure Plus team, James was referred onto one of our Construction Skills Fund courses resulting in James attending a one day scaffolding COTS (CISRS Operative Training Scheme) course, level 1 health & safety in a construction environment and H&S touchscreen test.

Having successfully completed the programme, James started work with Lyndon SGB in October 2020. James’ duties currently include order picking, servicing & painting scaffolding tubes and boards, separating the fixtures and fittings and loading & unloading wagons in preparation for site deliveries.

James is looking forward to developing his career in construction, working towards his blue skilled worker CSCS card and NVQ/diploma level 2 in Access Operations & Rigging.

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