Industry Day – 2019
On 28th November, students from Southlands High School and Bishop Rawstorne Academy, were invited to an Industry day at Eric Wright Group HQ.
During the day the students learnt about how the Group manages development projects around the North West, what each business unit does, and how each department in the company works. They participated in a number of workshops and met staff from several departments, helping them to gain an insight into careers in construction.
Industry Placements with Eric Wright
Industry placements of at least 315 hours will be a key component of T Levels. Providers are building their capacity to support extended placements.
In Lancashire, Eric Wright Construction and Preston's College are working closely to develop their industry placement offering.
Take a look at the video to find out more.
Winter Gardens Restoration
Level 1 and 2 Plastering learners from the Eric Wright Learning Foundation swapped the classroom for the ballroom to gain a front row seat at the £750,000 restoration works at Blackpool Winter Gardens. The unique visit gave learners the opportunity to observe the elaborate ceiling under plaster work restoration.
Bricklayers Pave Their Way To Success
Bricklaying apprentices from the Eric Wright Learning Foundation visited London to compete in the Guild of Bricklayers national finals, where Oliver Ogden and Adam Armstrong were awarded 3rd and 4th place respectively after going up against the nation’s best bricklayers.
Six Eric Wright Learning Foundation construction students scooped first place at the North West Skillbuild regional qualifiers. The competition, delivered by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.
Gorilla Glue Apprentice Of The Year
Jamie Stanley of the Eric Wright Learning Foundation won Gorilla Glue’s Apprentice of the Year award after competing against more than 100 apprentices who took part in the regional heats. Seven finalists were selected to complete their own upcycling project, with Jamie’s infinity coffee table taking first place.
EWLF Class of 2019
The new academic year at the Eric Wright Learning Foundation is in full swing.
Founded in 2005, the Foundation has seen thousands of learners pass through its doors. 2019 is no different and sees learners from 9 local schools enrolling onto a wide range of vocational courses in a number of key areas. These include bricklaying, plastering, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, mechanical and electrical and plumbing.
Student Success Celebrated at Young Talent Awards
High school students from across Lancashire studying vocational courses at Preston’s College have been recognised for their hard work, dedication and achievements over the last 12 months.
The annual awards evening, sponsored by the Eric Wright Learning Foundation attracted more than 180 guests.
Fifty trophies were handed out on the night, recognising young learners who demonstrated outstanding innovation, self-development and employability.
We are sure to see them throughout their time at the Eric Wright Learning Foundation and wish them a successful and enjoyable first year with us.
In 2018 we supported 1,505 learners including 67 bursaries, totalling £33k and our 31 careers ambassadors across EWG will be looking to support a number of career events across the North West to encourage further students to join our industry, some of which may start their careers at the Eric Wright Learning Foundation. Last year alone, our career ambassadors engaged with over 46,000 students!